Frank Fortino interviewed by Stephanie Gonzalez | College Point (New York, N.Y.)

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Date: Time Period: 1955 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22148
Description: Frank Fortino remembers his initial dislike for American food, especially hot dogs. Italian food was abundant in Queens so he did not remember missing anything in particular.
Date: Time Period: 1955 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22086
Description: Frank Fortino discusses the cultural differences between life in the United States and life in Italy. One major difference he recalls is American teenagers having the freedom to hang out in the street ... More
Date: Time Period: 1955 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22093
Description: The Fortino family decided to move to the United States because they already had relatives in the United States. In 1952, Frank's family began the immigration process. Ten years later, his father was ... More
Date: Time Period: 1955 - 2017
Type: Oral history
Identifier: aql:22099
Description: Frank discusses his experiences as a child in Calabria, Italy. Coming from extreme poverty, life was difficult. He explains daily life in Southern Italy, and how poverty motivated his family's decisio ... More
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