German immigrant children with American flags, ca. 1920s. Photo courtesy of Staten Island Institute of Arts and Sciences
Concord: from Melting Pot to New Millennium
Documents the history and ongoing transformation of
this Staten Island community. Originally settled by German
immigrants, it is now undergoing changes brought by Muslim
immigrants. Socioeconomic forces are at work that ensure the
continuance of a community life here, albeit one that is reshaped
by cultural change.
Originally submitted by: Vito Fossella, Representative (13th District).
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