Our Lady of the Angels Fire 1958–A tragic event for Chicago Italian Catholics

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52wozqeGJW0   copy the URL into your browser to see a video of an event that took place several years ago at Casa Italia– “Remembering Our Lady of the Angels—An Italian American Tragedy.” John Kuenster, author of “To Sleep with the Angels” will discussed the 1958 tragedy that decimated a large Italian-American community.  Professor Robt. Lombardo (Loyola University) who was a student at OLA when the fire took place does a short presentation.  Another source for this event is the WTTW documentary “Angels too Soon.” Paul and Cathy Ciminello also participated in the open discussion following the various presentations.

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Dominic Candeloro, 1401 Cleveland Avenue LaGrange Park, IL 60526 Candeloro@CasaItaliaChicago.org, dcandeloro@luc.edu 708-354-0952 Cell 847-951-910 http://tinyurl.com/candeloro 2012-13-Adjunct Prof. Italian American History, Loyola University Chicago 1981-present—Part-time volunteer program co-ordinator and librarian Italian Cultural Center at Casa Italia 2001-2006 Executive Director, American Italian Historical Association 2005-----Co Director of the Exhibit “The Dream...per non dementicare” Archivio Centrale dello Stato-Roma 1995-2003 Special Assistant to the Mayor of Chicago Heights Director, Conferences/Workshops & Weekend College, Governors State University Adjunct Professor of History 1977-1982 Visiting Assistant Professor - History, University of Illinois, Chicago.and Director of the "Italians in Chicago" Project, $300,000 NEH Grant (1979-1982). 1976-1977 Visiting Assistant Professor - History, University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign. Ph.D. University of Illinois, Urbana - Champaign, History. Dissertation: ,Louis Freeland Post: Carpetbagger, Singletaxer, Progressive." J. Leonard Bates, Advisor. B.A. Northwestern University, 1982-1983 Fulbright Research Fellowship, Italy.

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