Italian American Heritage Society of Birmingham Alabama


I am pleased to inform you that the ITALIAN AMERICAN HERITAGE SOCIETY OF BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA has joined the American Italian Federation of the Southeast and is now a Member Organization. If you check out their beautiful web site you will realized that these 235 members of IAHSBHAM are extremely energertic and productive. They have only been establish since 2009. We congratulate them on all of their accomplishments. We certainly look forward to their association with us and input into the AIFEDSE Famiglia.

President – Mary Jo DiChiara Fitts
Vice President – Al Lamoureux
Secretary – Andy Graffeo
Treasurer – Rose Mary Lorino Lanzi

American Italian Federation of the Southeast Biennial Convention

During the April 11-12, 2015 convention at the Italian Hall in Gretna, Louisiana the delegates and members were able to meet and talk with other pleasant individuals that are associated with and supporting their energetic member organizations and the American Italian Federation of the Southeast. Representatives of the Italian American Heritage Society of Birmingham, Alabama were welcomed as visitors for the two days. Rental of the large Italian Hall for this event from the owners, Italian American Society of Jefferson proved to be very cost effective with everything taking place in one building.——–American Italian Federation Officers elected for 2015 – 2017 are: Victor P. Musso, President; Dominick (Carra) Grieshaber, Jr., Executive Vice President; Joseph S. Piccione, Treasurer; Lucille “Lou” Lato, 1st Vice President; Dennis (Rusconi) Hausser, 2nd Vice President; Bette Cadwell, Corporate Secretary; Nicoletta Giannico, Webmaster; E.C. “Chuck” Anselmo, Chairman of the Advisory Board. Click 2015 AIFEDSE Convention Book Page 03 Convention Program2015 AIFEDSE Convention Book Page 09 Letter2015 AIFEDSE Convention Book Page 52 Outlook

Italian Americans Documentary

The Italian Americans reveals how Italian immigrants challenged the notion of the American “melting pot” — chronicling four generations of Italian-American lives, from the massive late 19th Century wave of immigration to today. From the importance of the family over an individual’s personal aspirations, to their distinctive, circular migration patterns, this series peels away myths and stereotypes to reveal a world uniquely Italian and uniquely American. To view the 20 video clips click

The Italian Americans is an entertaining and enlightening four-part documentary series, airing over two nights, Tuesday, February 17th, and Tuesday, February 24th, 2015 from 8-10PM on Louisiana public Broadcasting (LPB) and PBS. For additional information click Here