The Sacco Vanzetti Commemoration Society with The Dante Alighieri Society of Cambridge presents a look at the 1920-1927 case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti on Wednesday, August 22 at 7 p.m. in Cambridge.
These two Italian immigrants were found guilty of robbery and murder and executed in 1927. Fifty years later, it was declared they received an unjust trial.
The case had a big impact in the North End community. The Sacco Vanzetti Defense Committee, which gained funds for court appeals, was located at 256 Hanover Street, where a plaque marks the spot today. The wake was held at Langone Funeral Home, then located on Hanover Street.