lease, join us for a lecture on “200 years of Serbs in the United States” on January 12, 2014 at 1 p.m. at the Parish Hall of the Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of Saint Sava in New York (16 West 26th Street, New York, NY 10010):
The history of Serb immigration in America began in the nineteenth century. The first Serb who embarked on the North American continent was Djordje Šagić, also known as George Fisher, in 1814. After Šagić, more than one million Serbian immigrants arrived in the U.S., settling initially in and around the cities of Pittsburgh and Chicago.
Serbian immigrants wanted to protect their cultural and ethnic heritage in their new land. Sava Hajdin founded an organization which later was known as the Serb National Federation (SNF) in Pittsburgh, PA. Today, the SNF is the oldest American-Serbian organization in the North American continent which publishes the oldest continuous Serbian newspaper, the American Srbobran.
Presenters: Milos Rastovic, Serb National Federation, Pittsburgh, PA, and Aleksandar Slavkovic, Author of the book The Immigrants. The Judge Fisher Story.