Becoming America’s Stories Quick Clip
Welcome to another episode of Becoming America’s Stories Quick Clips. Meet the friends of the Taglia Family who began their American stories together.
Connie is Margaret’s long time best friend. They met on the ship that brought them from Sicily to America. As young children, they played, went to school and were as close as sisters. Unlike Margaret, Connie didn’t like school, wanted to earn money. The only place a young girl could earn her own wage was in a factory. Sadly, Connie fell victim to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.
Fredo is Connie’s older handsome brother. He is also close to the Taglia family and regards the Taglia girls as his cousins and their parents—his zio and zia-aunt and uncle. Fredo works as a singing waiter and eventually becomes an important organizer for workers rights. He is especially involved in seeing justice served for his sister.
Zia Giaconda is Connie and Fredo’s mother. She befriended Mama when they traveled across the ocean and remained good friends in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, Zia Giaconda’s husband was killed a factory accident. She had to move from Mott Street when she remarried a brut of a man, who was not kind to her children.
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