Hartford's "Little Italy" Becomes Picture of Diversity

June 24, 2001

Source: The Hartford Courant

On June 24, 2001, The Hartford Courant reported on "Little Italy" in southern Hartford. "To...walk the...streets of southern Hartford in 2001 is to see a multicultural postcard -- groups of white, black and Latino [people]...Many of the newest ethnic arrivals are white Europeans -- Albanians and Bosnians fleeing racial and religious persecution...'The Italian South End' as a residential community has been remade through a dramatic population shift during the 1990s...The city must make the quality of life in the South End a special priority because the neighborhood is integrated."