Sunday, August 19, 2018

The Sacco Vanzetti Commemoration, August 22, Cambridge 7:00 p.m.

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Dear Friends,

As many of you know the trial and execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti took  place in and around Boston from 1920 - '27. It was a trial of immense political proportions that sent shock waves around the world. Their execution, 90 years ago, took place in Charlestown State Prison, where Bunker Hill Community College now stands.  

Presiding at the Commemoration will be Governor Michael Dukakis, who in 1977, made a public proclamation, virtually clearing their names of the crime they were executed for.

We welcome you to share with us this chapter of a story that will forever be remembered; a story that confronts us today, the face-to-face  struggle of immigration, politics and prejudice in the courtroom, radicalism, patriotism, racism and oppression, capped by the undying wish of Sacco and Vanzetti that "Our cause and fate... may serve as a tremendous lesson to the forces of that our agony and death will not have been in vain."

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