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This year marks the th anniversary of the arrival of the first Polish immigrants in America. In honor of those first brave Poles—don't ever call us Polacks; that's a mangling of the Polish word Polak, which means a Polish male person, and is considered an ethnic slur—my family and Polish Americans everywhere, here are eight things you should know about us.
We got to the party early, and brought a lot of friends. Inthe first Polish immigrants arrived in Jamestown, Virginia, and were quickly recruited by the colony as craftsmen in the colony's glassmaking and woodworking industries.
They also dug the colony's first well. After a decade in Jamestown, the Poles still did not have the right to vote in the elections of the colonial government, and inthey held the first labor strike in America.
By walking off the job, they affected the local industry enough that voting rights were granted to them. Just before America began to fight to gain its independence, Poland lost its own. The first of three major waves of Polish immigration occurred after the partition when Polish nobles, political dissidents and other Poles fled their occupied nation.
A second wave took place between and World War I. Although the reconstitution of Poland was parts of Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Pointsand Poland regained its independence as the Second Polish Republic, a few million Poles had already left for America because industrialization had driven them from their farms.
The third and largest wave lasted from the end of World War I to the end of the Cold War, again mostly made up of political refugees. After the collapse of the Soviet Union and emergence of the Third Polish Republic, a fourth wave of immigrants, who generally come to earn money and eventually return to Poland, began.
Today, there are an estimated 10 million Americans of Polish descent.
In this essay I would like to tell about the history of my family. My family emigrated from Poland to United States because of the hard times that the country faced. I know that many families faced challenges and difficulties in their native countries and after emigration, everything became much better. October is Polish American Heritage Month, and this one is especially important. This year marks the th anniversary of the arrival of the first Polish immigrants in America. In honor of those. Proud to be Polish. 21K likes. Proud to be Polish: Dumni z bycia Polakami: Bóg, Honor, Ojczyzna. Invite all of your Polish (and non-Polish) Friends!
We're mostly found in clusters in the Northeast Polish immigrants were considered well-suited for manual labor, and were often recruited for work in coal mines and the steel industry. Because of that, the largest Polish American populations can still be found in states that were industrial centers in the 20th century, like Pennsylvania, New York, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan here's a map of Polish American hot spots.
The largest Polish American population can be found in Chicago, which withPolish speakers calls itself the largest Polish city outside of Poland.
The cities and towns of Pennsylvania's Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties, including Wilkes-Barre my home sweet homeScranton, Hazleton, Pittston and Nanticoke, are also home to large Polish populations because of the area's once-large coal deposits.
We made some big steps for religion in this country When the predominantly Roman Catholic Poles came to America en masse in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Catholic Church here had no Polish bishops and very few Polish priests.
While Poland is largely Roman Catholic, it has had a small Muslim population since the 14th century, when Tatar tribes began settling in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. A group of Polish Muslims who emigrated to the U. While they may not be household names, other Polish Americans have done some pretty important things.
Stephanie Kwolek developed Kevlar. Albert Abraham Michelson was the first American to receive the Nobel Prize in the sciences for his work on measuring the speed of light.
Curtis Sliwa founded the Guardian Angels. Ruth Handler co-founded the Mattel toy company and created the Barbie doll.Jan 20, · Want to know more about Polish heritage? Sobieski Vodka's camera crews on location at The Pulaski Day Parade to find out.
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Feb 16, · Home / Life / Why Polish people should be proud of being Polish? Bold Italic [quote] To post as Guest, enter a temporary and . Feb 16, · im proud to be polish because its where im from, its where i was born, where i grew up, where i spent the best days of my life.
its where my family are from and live, and the reason my ancestors fought and died was to keep it standing. its the place i call home.
i have polish blood running through my veins and thats why i am proud and so should. Written essay contest "Proud to be Polish" (1 page printed or 2 pages handwritten), coloring contest for youngsters, reciting contest of Polish poetry in 3 ages groups (to 10, & ), ping-pong contest.
Feb 02, · A version of this op-ed appears in print on February 2, , on Page A of the National edition with the headline: PROUD TO BE POLISH; by Jeff M. Hulewicz. Today's Paper | Subscribe Continue.