[act-ma] Sat. 12/4 3pm - The Sacco & Vanzetti Case discussed
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Wed Nov 24 19:10:08 PST 2010
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 17, 2010
Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration
info at saccoandvanzetti.org
The Sacco and
Vanzetti Case Remembered in Boston’s North End.
The Sacco and
Vanzetti Commemoration Society will screen rare film footage of the funeral
followed by a general discussion of the case and the Society’s plan to erect a
monument, and will conclude with a screening of Peter Miller’s documentary, Sacco and Vanzetti. The event will take place on Saturday,
December 4th, beginning at 3:00, at the Casa Monte Cassino, 11
Tileston Street, in Boston’s North End, just off Hanover Street.
Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo
two Italian-born immigrants, workers, and anarchists, who were tried and
convicted in 1921 for the armed robbery and murder of two payroll guards. After
7 years of legal appeals and international protest, the two men were finally
executed on August 23, 1927 in Boston for a crime that many felt they did not
commit and by a judicial system that was patently biased and unjust.
The Sacco and Vanzetti
Commemoration Society, seeks to preserve the memory of Sacco and Vanzetti and to
honor their efforts in trying to radically change the society they lived in. We
wish to bring out their place in the history of radical Massachusetts, to help
draw useful connections between the struggle of Sacco and Vanzetti and similar
struggles today, and to inform our community about their living legacy. We
stand against the death penalty, the persecution of political dissidents, as
well as the persecution and scapegoating of immigrants. We hope that by raising
a monument to Sacco and Vanzetti in Boston’s North End, a bronze bas-relief by
the American sculptor, Gutzon Borglum, the same Borglum noted for his iconic
sculptures of four American presidents in the hills of South Dakota, we can
keep these issues fresh in the minds of our city, our state, and our nation.
All are welcome. Admission
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