Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were Italian immigrants and anarchists in the USA who were convicted of murder during a robbery in 1920 in Braintree, Massachusetts. They were electrocuted seven years later. Their conviction was controversial and all over the world protests against their unfair treatment were held. We will read and discuss texts about the case, how Sacco and Vanzetti were supported, and poetry that was written in response to their deaths.
Robert D’Attilio, “The Sacco and Vanzetti Case”;
Bartolomeo Vanzetti, “The Story of a Proletarian Life”;
Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman, „Sacco and Vanzetti“;
Edna Millay, “Justice Denied in Massachusetts”;
John Dos Passos, “They Are Dead Now”