Friends of the Taglia Family

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.

Did you miss the previous Becoming America’s Quick Clips?

Not to worry. Here they are.

Meet the Family

Meet the Goldbergs

Meet the Friends in the Tenement

Meet the Friends of the Taglia Family

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Work for Peace

You have a voice

Hope you are hungry. Becoming America’s Food Stories recalls the tales that have been told around my family’s dinner table. The histories explain the motivations over bowls of macaroni, antics play out while slurping soup, and laughter echoes throughout the dining room. Pull up a seat. There’s always room.
The Heart of Bakers and Artists is set in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, 1911. The story follows nine-year-old Lily, an American-born child of Sicilian immigrants, who wants to prove she is not a little kid. To be a big kid in the crowded tenement neighborhoods, she must tackle bigotry, bullies, disasters, dotty bakers, and learn to cross the street by herself
The Dreams of Singers and Sluggers picks up where The Heart of Bakers and Artists left off.Lily has big dreams to sing out with her powerful voice, but must do EVERYTHING, since Mama fell into a deep depression, the baby is sick, and the “Black Hand” terrorizes the neighborhood, threatening her chance to sing at the New York Highlanders Fourth of July baseball game.
Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment.

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