4. Galileo Temple, early 1900s

Brooklyn’s Galileo Temple was used by the Sicilian community and for meetings of local anarchist groups. Sicilian Americans formed two mutual aid societies and contributed to the American labor movement. The temple was used by two anarchist groups in Brooklyn: the Circolo Volontà and the Anarchist Group of South Brooklyn. In Anarchist Voices, Paul Avrich gives accounts of Galileo Temple being used by anarchist Salvatore Pernicone who “gave plays there, in the Galileo Temple on Montrose Avenue.” Furthermore, Magistrate Sylvester F. Sabbatino gave a talk on the state of British and Italian government, praising Mussolini on the 20th of December, 1935.