Busting Racism in the 1930s: Powerful Photo of Greeks Serving Black Patrons

This powerful photo shot at a Greek-owned diner in Pittsburgh’s Hill District circa 1930s is an emotional reminder of how newly arrived Greek immigrants...

The Greek Soldier Who Became an American Icon in WWII

The unlikely story of the life of Evangelos Klonis reads like a novel of adventure and heroism. It is the story of a Greek...

Greek-American Congressmen Introduce Resolution to Recognize "Oxi Day"

Greek-American Congressmen and Hellenic Caucus members Chris Pappas, John Sarbanes and Gus Bilirakis introduced a resolution earlier this week calling for October 28 to...

Statue of Greek-Italian Painter of Capitol Frescoes Raised in Annapolis, MD

A statue of Greek-Italian painter Constantino Brumidi - famous for his U.S. Capitol building frescoes - has been raised in Annapolis, MD to honor...

Exhibition on the History of Romaniote Jews Opens at Greek Consulate in NYC

A photography exhibition documenting the history of Greece's Romaniote Jews, or "Romaniotes," opens on Thursday, September 19 at the Consulate General of Greece in...

George Dilboy, The First Greek-American who Fell in World War I

It was on this day in 1918 that George Dilboy was killed on a battlefield near Belleau, France after fighting so courageously that he...

“Nick the Greek,” The Immortal “Gentleman of Gambling"

On Christmas Eve 1966, “Nick the Greek” took his last breath, leaving behind an almost-mythical life spent as the high-stakes “Gentleman of gambling.” Imagine America...

Stunning Exhibition of First-Known Photographs of Athens at Metropolitan Museum

The earliest surviving photographs of Greece, Egypt, Turkey, Lebanon, Syria and Jerusalem, taken in the mid-nineteenth century, will be on display at the Metropolitan...

Acclaimed Greek-American Historian Speros Vryonis Dies at 90

Speros Vryonis Jr., the famed Greek American historian who was a specialist in Byzantine, Balkan, and Greek history, died on Monday in Sacramento, California...

The History Behind the ‘Olympic Airways’ Plane Sitting in an Oregon Forest

A Boeing 727 from the now-defunct Greek airline Olympic Airways, which since 2012 has sat in a forest in Oregon, has a surprisingly glamorous...

Greek-American Karras Wins Super Bowl, Continuing Family Legacy

Greek-American offensive lineman Ted Karras III won his second American football championship on Sunday as the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams...

Nea Hellas: The Historic Ship That Brought Thousands of Greeks to the US

The historic passenger ship "Nea Hellas" brought tens of thousands of Greeks to America, enabling them to fulfill their dreams of a better life....

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