The Greek-American connection with restaurants, albeit stereotypically exaggerated, is by now proverbial. Not as well-known is the Greek association with the confectionery industry, which Greek immigrants came to dominate, if not monopolize, for the better part of the 20th century.
Wrestling was never really my cup of tea. But when word got out on South Halsted Street in Chicago’s Greektown – my neighborhood at the time – that a Greek American had just become the first US Olympic champion in women’s wrestling, things changed and I had to see for myself.
Making my first article in Kathimerini English Edition about a woman is no coincidence. It is a statement. One that seeks to rectify the fact that Greek-American women and their accomplishments are largely overlooked by most Greek-American organizations.