Season 8, Episode 6

Zachary Quinto

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Zachary Quinto learns about his great-grandfather’s impact on fighting for the working class and discovers more about his father’s Italian origins.

Actor Zachary Quinto travels to Italy and the mid-West, where he discovers the story of his great-grandfather, who held a political career in Pittsburgh. Zachary discovers his great-grandfather rose to prominence during a labor dispute at the turn of the last century, and is stunned when he discovers a “cosmic” connection to his relative, and his use of a phrase that would become synonymous with one of Zachary’s screen roles.

The Unification of Italy
The Unification of Italy

HISTORICAL INSIGHTS

 
 

The Unification of Italy

For Southern Italy, the Risorgimento, or reunification, of Italy brought economic collapse and social upheaval.

For Southern Italy, the Risorgimento, or reunification, of Italy brought economic collapse and social upheaval.

For Southern Italy, the Risorgimento, or reunification, of Italy brought economic collapse and social upheaval.

Immigration records
Immigration records

SEARCH IMMIGRATION RECORDS

 
 

Discover your ancestors’ journeys of coming to America and the hardships they may have faced in a new country.

Discover your ancestors’ journeys of coming to America and the hardships they may have faced in a new country.

Zachary Quinto
Zachary Quinto

BEHIND THE SCENES

 
 

Explore how newspapers and other printed documents played a key role in finding Zachary’s story.

Explore how newspapers and other printed documents played a key role in finding Zachary’s story.