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Community Roots: Selections from the Local Legacies Project
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Maria Mazziotti Gillan, poet, writer, educator
Maria Mazziotti Gillan, poet, writer, educator. Photo: Ellen Denato

Contributions of Italian-American Women: 20th Century

This project is a collection of profiles of 15 living women of New Jersey who have made major contributions in such diverse fields as government, law, education, business, public service, religion, entertainment, media, and the arts. A photo portrait of each woman is also included.

Originally submitted by: Marge Roukema, Representative (5th District).

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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