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The Oldest Greek School in the United States Still Stands

Incredibly, the very first wooden schoolhouse in the United States which is still standing was operated by Greek immigrants.

Scholar Untangles Racial Identity of Early Greek Immigrants to America

Greek-American scholar Kathryn Vaggalis has untangled the complex racial identity of early Greek immigrants to America in her research of Greek "picture brides." Picture brides, or women in their home country who were "matched" with a husband in America only...

Greek American Frank Axiotes Awarded Carnegie Medal for Heroism

Greek American Frank Axiotes from Nebraska, credited with saving a family from a fiery crash, was recently awarded the Carnegie Medal, the highest honor for civilian heroism in the U.S. Axiotes of Elkhorn was presented with the award by Nebraska...

Greek-American David Sedaris Makes Readers Laugh, Cry

Greek-American author David Sedaris, who reflects on difficult moments in his life with honesty and humor, has become one of the most beloved contemporary American humorists. Born in 1956 to an Anglo-American mother and Greek-American father, whose parents were immigrants...

George Lois, the Greek-American Advertising Guru, Dies at 91

George Lois, the Greek-American designer and advertising guru known for over 92 covers he designed for Esquire magazine, died at ninety-one years old. Lois' son, the photographer Luke Lois, said he died "peacefully" Friday at his home in Manhattan. Born in...

Republican Malliotakis and Democrat Sarbanes Win Re-Election Bids

Two Greek-American House Representatives have been re-elected in the 2022 U.S. midterms. The first, New York Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, won against former Democratic Rep. Max Rose in a rematch between the two. The second, Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes, was reelected...

A Greek Evzone Made in the USA

Greek-American Andreas Holevas may be the only man to obtain a Greek passport just to serve the country of his ancestors as an Evzone.

George Karlaftis: The Greek Freak of American Football?

Greek-born George Karlaftis is becoming the National Football League's (NFL) emerging star. Karlaftis, a rookie defensive end for the Kansas City Chiefs, is just getting started. His position is known for rushing the passer and sacking quarterbacks. An emerging fan favorite,...

Dr. George Korkos, the Greek-American Founder of the Milwaukee Bucks

"Before Giannis there was another Greek. That was me, Dr. George Korkos," the founding owner of Milwaukee Bucks said with a big grin on his face as he shows the NBA Championship ring he still proudly wore almost...

The Gambling Legend That Was Nick the Greek

"Nick the Greek" will forever be remembered as one of the most famous legends of gambling in the United States.