Paul V. Canonici: The Delta Italians Their Pursuit of The Better Life and Their Struggle Against Mosuitos Floods and Prejudice



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Ake Mary married Joe Battini rom Chicago He owned a A Bird in the House fleet of taxicabs and drove them all to Shaw Mississippior his wedding On the way he stopped at the Peabody Hotel in Memphis to pick up the hotel ban.

Out in the open at Fred Biondini's house The cake was so big that it took our men one at each corner to carry it That was a big cake I've never seen one like it in all my life We ate danced and cut the

As Delta Italians got settled and better situated some had big weddings with suptuous dinners Sarah Allegrezza Love told me When Mary Biondini got married in Shaw in the 1920s they built a large platform.

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These days Canonici introduces himself as simply “Paul” although most people have known him as Father or Monsignor That’s understandable considering his 40 years as a Catholic priest His career included service as parochial schools superintendent and parish pastor He holds a Doctorate in sociologyA Shaw Mississippi native and the son of Italian immigrant parents Canonici is today retire