Francesca Serio

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Francesca Serio (born Galati Mamertino 13 August 1903 - 16 July 1992 Sciaraon) was an Italian activist. Known as Mamma Carnevale, she was a symbol of the fight against the Mafia.[1][2]

She was the first woman to sue the Sicilian Mafia, after the murder of her son, the socialist trade unionist Salvatore Carnevale, in 1955.[3]

She was as day laborer in Sciara. Her son became a labor organizer.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Santino, U.; Dickie, J. (2015). Mafia and Antimafia: A Brief History. Bloomsbury Publishing. p. 80. ISBN 978-0-85772-694-0. Retrieved 2021-12-30.
  2. Siebert, R.; Heron, L. (1996). Secrets of Life and Death: Women and the Mafia. Secrets of Life and Death: Women and the Mafia. Verso. p. 175. ISBN 978-1-85984-023-8. Retrieved 2021-12-30.
  3. Italia, AGI - Agenzia (2020-05-17). "Una madre, due preti, tre presidenti: storia di Francesca Serio". Agi (in Italian). Retrieved 2021-12-30.
  4. Redazione, di (2021-03-08). "Una donna al governo regionale: Paola Tocco Verducci fu la prima in Sicilia". ilSicilia.it (in Italian). Retrieved 2021-12-30.

Other reading[change | change source]

  • Blandi, F. (2018). Francesca Serio. La madre (in Spanish). Navarra Editore. ISBN 9788898865833.