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New Orleans Apologizes for Italian Immigrant Lynching

June 12, 2019,

On Friday, April 12th, the City of New Orleans and Mayor LaToya Cantrell issued an apology for the lynching of 11 Italian immigrants – the largest lynching in the United States history.

Representing the Order Sons and Daughters of Italy in America were Joseph DiTrapani, Chief Operating Officer; Nancy DiFiore Quinn, National First Vice President; Robert Ferrito, President of the Grand Lodge of New York; Michael Santo, OSDIA member and attorney in New York who spearheaded this campaign; and John Fratta, President of the New York Chapter of the Commission for Social Justice.

Established in 1905, the Order Sons of Italy in America (OSIA) has hundreds of thousands of family members located in all fifty states and the District of Columbia. OSIA works at the community, national and international levels to promote the heritage and culture of an estimated 26 million Italian Americans, the nation's fifth largest ethnic group, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. To learn more, visit


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