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Black Madonna

Discovering the Black Madonna Right Before My Very Eyes

(24 08 2016) Joseph Sciorra

Learning something new about the historical devotion to the Madonna Nera del Tindari in Manhattan’s East Village.

Sacred Space, Real Estate, and the Enacted Environment

(18 01 2009) Joseph Sciorra

Two religious buildings historically associated with Italian-American Catholics face challenges to survive.

What’s So Funny about the Virgin Mary?

(20 09 2008) Joseph Sciorra

Ludic and hybridic reworkings of Catholic imagery and ritual are part of recent reimagining of Italian-American culture and identity.

La Madonna Nera of New York City

(02 09 2008) Joseph Sciorra

Italian Americans gather at a gay bar in Manhattan in celebration of the Black Madonna.

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