The Sacco Vanzetti Commemoration Society presents a look at the 1920-1927 case of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti on Monday, August 26 at 7 p.m. at the Community Church of Boston, 565 Boylston Street.
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.
Join the presentation to see rare footage from the funeral and hear readings related to the case. See the full event notice below.