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From Orphans to Humanitarians: Wartime Refugees and the Making of Greek America

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From Orphans to Humanitarians: Wartime Refugees and the Making of Greek America

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06 April 2021

Abstract

This lecture explores the critical role played by a small group of Greek children who had been relocated from the war-torn eastern Mediterranean to the US during the 1820s. Through an examination of Photius Kavasalis Fisk’s life, the talk examines how and why some of these children became prominent figures in the abolitionist movement and other humanitarian causes. It concludes with the claim that this small group, who throughout their lives foregrounded their Greek identity, established a presence in American life, far above their modest numbers and that they laid the foundations for the Greek-American community during the 20th century.

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https://www.ascsa.edu.gr/events/details/from-orphans-to-humanitarians-wartime-refugees-and-the-making-of-greek-america
https://vimeo.com/536283792

Number Of Pages - Duration

01:10:00

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All Rights Reserved

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