Nicola Sacco (April 22, 1891 – August 23, 1927) and Bartolomeo Vanzetti (June 11, 1888 – August 23, 1927) were Italian-born anarchists who were convicted of murdering two men during the armed robbery of a shoe factory in South Braintree, Massachusetts, United States in 1920.

, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian-born anarchists, convicted of armed robbery murder; they are executed in

Ferdinando Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were anarchists who were convicted of murdering two men during a 1920 armed robbery in South Braintree, Massachusetts, United States. After a controversial trial and a series of appeals, the two Italian immigrants were executed on August 23, 1927. There is a highly politicized dispute over their guilt or innocence, as well as whether or not the trials were fair.

August 23 - Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, accused of murder and tried unfairly, were executed on this day. The case became an international cause and sparked demonstrations and strikes throughout the world - 1927

Antonio Frasconi 1996 Woody Guthrie - Ballads of Sacco and Vanzetti [Smithsonian Folkways SFW40060] #albumcover

Ballads of Sacco and Vanzetti

Antonio Frasconi 1965 Woody Guthrie - Ballads of Sacco and Vanzetti (LP) [Folkways

Ennio Morricone & Joan Baez - The Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti

Ennio Vanzetti & Joan Baez - The Ballad of Sacco and Vanzetti

Sacco & Vanzetti Poster

Sacco & Vanzetti (1971)

Directed by Giuliano Montaldo. With Gian Maria Volontè, Riccardo Cucciolla, Cyril Cusack, Rosanna Fratello. The story of two anarchists who were charged and unfairly tried for murder when it was really for their political convictions.

Sacco & Vanzetti, 1923

The Sacco-Vanzetti trial begins; immigrant Italian radicals Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti will eventually be convicted of murder and executed.

The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti - The Atlantic

The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti

The Case of Sacco and Vanzetti - The Atlantic

Sacco and Vanzetti [DVD] [English] [2007], 12312917

Sacco and Vanzetti [DVD] [English] [2007]

Sacco & Vanzetti - In this unique animated odyssey, an enigmatic woman in a burka stalks a man who ruthlessly believes he controls everything and everyone around him.

Sacco & Vanzetti - In this unique animated odyssey, an enigmatic woman in a burka stalks a man who ruthlessly believes he controls everything and everyone around him.

1920s Edna St. Vincent Millay Protests execution of Sacco and Vanzetti by vassarcollegearchives, via Flickr

Vincent Millay, a notable Vassar alum, holds a sign protesting the impending execution of Sacco and Vanzetti. © Vassar College, Archives & Special Collections Ref.

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