Sacco & Vanzetti

Nicola Sacco (1891-1927) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (1888-1927) were two Italians who emigrated in the USA in 1908.
They lived and worked in Massachusetts, professing their anarchist and pacifist ideas .
In April 1920 there were accused of being the authors of a robbery
Sacco and Vanzetti paid for their anarchist/pacifist ideas.

14th July 1921 they were sentenced to the electric chair.

The two Italians, even after being completely exonerated from their accuse, were executed on the electric chair the night of 23rd August 1927
In 1977, after the case had been reopened several times, for the 50th anniversary of the exsecution the governor of Massachusetts, celebrate the Sacco and Vanzetti's figures.
Ben Shahn, The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti, 1931-32, Tempera on canvas

"Any disgrace should be forever removed from their names"

(Michael Dukakis, Massachusetts's governor)

"Sacco and Vanzetti are still on trial and probably always will be."

(Bruce Watson, writer)

Credits

Irene Goldoni, Pietro Morini and Giulio Querzoli

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Created with images by skeeze - "workers construction site" • torbakhopper - "rainbow flag : banner, harvey milk plaza, castro, san francisco (2012)"

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