Tommi Avicolli Mecca's Blog – April 2015 Archive (2)

Kent State 45 years later

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

The slaughter of four students at Kent State 45 years ago made me realize that I could never be proud to be American. Not that I was. 

I grew up with images on our small-screened black and white television, that my aunt bought at a discount at GE where she worked on an assembly line, of black children blown up in churches and civil rights marchers hosed down and beaten by vicious cops in the South. I learned from the news that all men and women…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on April 29, 2015 at 7:30am — 7 Comments

Something for my grandfather

by Tommi Avicolli Mecca

Nonno*

I understand why you came

to america

that bleak winter day

southern Italy was…

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Added by Tommi Avicolli Mecca on April 19, 2015 at 10:01am — 4 Comments

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