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Children with American flags, ca. 1920s
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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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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