In the summer of 1927, the two most famous men in the world were an unlikely pair of Italian-American anarchists, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
, both the unappreciative guests of the state of Massachusetts.
Convicted murderers Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
were imprisoned there before being executed in 1927.
A celebrated murder trial in May -- July 1921 in which two Italian anarchists, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
, were convicted of and condemned to death for the murder of a paymaster and a guard and the theft of over $15,000 at a shoe factory in South Braintree, Massachusetts, on April 15, 1920.
Tracing her ancestry to the early European colonists, she was eligible for membership in Daughters of the American Revolution, an irony lost on no one after she was arrested in 1927 for protesting the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
, anarchists who had been falsely accused of murder on the flimsiest of evidence.
This one-hour slide lecture chronicles the saga of Niccola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
Bruce Watson's Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men, the Murders and the Judgment of Mankind (2007) is a penetrating and capacious account of the famous 1920 trial of the two Italian immigrants, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
and their subsequent imprisonment while their lawyers made applications for rehearings.
When a shoe factory paymaster and his guard were shot and killed during a robbery in Braintree, Massachusetts, in April 1920, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
, two Italian immigrants affiliated with a violent anarchist group, were charged with the crime.
Unveiled in 1967, the mosaic the mural tells the story of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
, executed in 1927 for a crime which they probably did not commit.
If the devotees of Goldman or of the anarchist martyrs Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
will find nothing factually new here, personal tidbits abound.
It was a case of justice gone awry--persecuting Nicola Sacco, a shoe-maker, and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
, a fish peddler, for their anarchist political beliefs rather than for any crime they had committed.
Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
were executed in Massachusetts despite agitation in support of them.
Chapter four examines the collapse of the often tenuous liberal-radical coalition during the defence of the anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti
in the 1920's.