In September 2006, while researching and writing the
October issue of Tutto Italiano, I wondered why Italian American Heritage Month wasn’t commonly celebrated throughout the United
States. "It needs to be promoted," I thought, and the idea of
Days of Italians was born.
"In celebration of Italian heritage, I’ve compiled
a list of Italians and Italian Americans who should be recognized for their extraordinary achievements. There are many, but
this list is limited to 31 – one for each day in October. This list will be sent to the media each year to
assist in publicizing Italian American Heritage Month."
Thirty-One Days of Italians
continues to evolve. Resources are updated and new links are added to make this website a reliable source of information for
Italian American history. (See timeline of updates.) Suggestions are welcome, but the person must have made a significant contribution to America to be added.
This ongoing project takes a substantial amount of time. Please
consider donating to keep it current and to support an Italian American History curriculum.