Historical Character
Name: Clement G. Lanni

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Race/Ethnicity: Italian-American

Profession: Editor of La Stampa Unita

Location: F1, frequently stops at Torta Signore

Personal Traits. Skills, Abilities and Characteristics:

Clement is a well-spoken man who chooses his words carefully. He has the ability to act as a mediator between parties, write and edit, and speak about the importance of the Italian community to strive and better themselves. He does not only preach this, he celebrates those that accomplish this. He is well dressed and groomed, with slick black hair.

Biography (ca. 1921):

Clement G. Lanni helped to merge La Tribuna and Il Popolo Italiano into a single weekly paper called La Stampa Unita in 1920. He began working as editor of the paper, which was dedicated to the Italian community. The paper encouraged the Italian community to assist each other in obtaining citizenship as well as in other ways. He celebrated how far Rochester Italians had come in clothing and technology, but also encouraged young Italians to go into medicine, dentistry, law, and education. He fought for Italians not to be seen as criminals. Clement was a very important member of the Italian social movement. He was a Democrat (until 1926) and was likely a role model or inspiration for many within the Italian community. His long-term goal is the progression of the Italian community, and his medium-term goal is to write his book: Traveling on the Democratic Donkey which was published in 1925. His short-term goal is to keep working as editor of La Stampa Unita and continuing to inspire Italians to become prominent members of Rochester society.


From Rochester History Vol. XXII, No. 4, October, 1960. Edited by Blake McKelvey, City Historian. The title of the article is: The Italians of Rochester An Historical Review.

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