Italian Immigrants Sacco & Vanzetti: Murderers or Scapegoats?

On April 15, 2021, two security guards in Braintree, MA were murdered. Two Italian immigrants and anarchists, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, were accused of the crime, convicted of first degree murder, and executed in 1927, though another man confessed. The judge in the case expressed prejudice toward Italian immigrants and refused to reconsider the case. It became a notorious cause celebre.

The1920sChannel: “This is the story of two Italian immigrants that were convicted of murder in 1920, but they were condemned before their trial even started. Were they truly guilty, or were they the victims of a discriminatory judicial system?”


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One thought on “Italian Immigrants Sacco & Vanzetti: Murderers or Scapegoats?

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