Stephanie Longo

Stephanie Longo
Author Name: Stephanie Longo
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Most Recent Book Title: Italians of Lackawanna County
Book Description: Boasting one of the nation’s largest and most diverse Italian American populations, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, joins old and new with events such as La Corsa dei Ceri or St. Ubaldo Day in Jessup and La Festa Italiana on Scranton’s Courthouse Square. Every town in the county with an Italian population has its own story. Whether the people can trace their origins to Guardia or Gubbio, Felitto or Perugia, the Italians of Lackawanna County all share one thing in common: a strong sense of pride in their ethnic origins. In Images of Modern America: Italians of Lackawanna County, readers will find familiar images of summertime traditions, as well as new representations of how the region’s Italian community seeks to preserve its heritage.
Additional Book Titles: Italians of Northeastern Pennsylvania
Dunmore
Location (city/state/country): Dunmore, PA, USA
Author bio: Italian-American historian Stephanie Longo has dedicated her life to celebrating and focusing on her family’s heritage. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, USA, she holds dual Italian citizenship and descends from the town of Guardia Lombardi, Avellino Province, Italy. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Italian and French from the University of Scranton, a Master of Arts degree in History, focusing on Italian-American studies, also from the University of Scranton, and a Master of Arts degree in Journalism from Regent University.
Ms. Longo is currently the director of marketing and communications for the Greater Scranton Chamber of Commerce and is the former editor of The Abington Suburban newspaper, owned by Times-Shamrock Communications.
Learn more at www.stephanielongo.net
Professional Speaker Topics: Italian-American History
Italian immigration to the USA
How to research local history
Retelling local traditions
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“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” — Marcus Garvey