Please note on your calendar and disseminate this information on the
next meeting of the Edward Livingston Parish Historical Association,
which will be held at the Livingston Parish Library in Livingston on
Thursday, February 20, 2003 at 6:00 p.m:
Dr. Jerry Salomone,former dean, current professor of
sociology and scholar in residence at SLU in Hammond, will discuss
his recent book, Bread and Respect: The Italians of Louisiana.
Being a native of Livingston's neighboring parish,
Tangipahoa, he will share, in the words of his book jacket, "...how
Italian culture shaped the lives of the immigrants to Louisiana and,
in turn, how their experiences in Louisiana modified their values and
Those attendees who do not know that Livingston has one town
named for an early Italian immigrant will learn its identity. So a
number of the "Free State" citizens have Italian ancestors.
Dr. Salomone is as entertaining as he is informative, and
there will be ample time for questions and answers. His Ph.D.
dissertation at LSU is titled "An Attitudinal Study of Funeral
Customs in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana: A Sociological Analysis,"
For additional information, please contact Iris Stilley at the
Livingston Library, 225-686-2436, or Clark Forrest at 225-567-3015.
Your assistance will be appreciated.