MLG 201 Oral History Project (Fall 2022)

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Parisette, Victoria
Modern Languages Department, Farmingdale State College
Oral History Project , MLG
The culture, architecture, and art of Italy have influenced people all around the world. Interviews are a good framework for family history research. It's vital to understand your origins, honor family traditions, value your culture, and learn more about your ancestors. Additionally, it could increase your sense of individuality and belonging. The interview for my Oral History Project is about my family's history. The knowledge of our family's past, as well as my mother's traditions, uniqueness, and aspirations for the future, are the main topics of this conversation. My mother, Angela Parisette, works as a police officer in New York City. Regarding the background, Laura, her grandmother, immigrated to America from Italy via Ellis Island. Grandma Laura, who was living the "American Dream," had an apartment in New York City. To Laura's mother and siblings, the American Dream meant seizing new opportunities, earning money, and progressing. The ultimate purpose of the Oral History Project interviews is to gain an understanding of what life is really like for Italians and Italian Americans.
APPLIED LEARNING ENHANCED: UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH. Oral History Project carried out in MLG 201—Italian Food Culture and History with Dr. Chiara De Santi