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Sorrowful Centennial, part 2: The Trial Begins On May 31, 1921, one hundred years ago, the trial of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti on charges of robbery and murder began in a Massachusetts courthouse. The trial would become notorious for … Continue reading

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One Midnight in August Eighty-five years ago next week, on August 23, 1927, Nick Sacco, age 36—husband, father, shoemaker, anarchist—was strapped down into the Massachusetts electric chair and executed for murder, a crime of which he had been convicted despite … Continue reading

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