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In 1925, a march through the North End to support Sacco and Vanzetti

Protesters showing support for Sacco and Vanzetti

On March 1, 1925, people who supported a new trial for Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, convicted of a 1920 robbery turned double murder in Braintree, marched through the North End and Scollay Square for a rally at Faneuil Hall, where Boston City Council President James Moriarty joined their cause.

The march and rally were ultimately for nought: Both men were executed by electrocution on Aug. 23, 1927 at Charlestown State Prison.

Photo from the BPL's Aldino Felicani Sacco and Vanzetti Collection, which has several thousand photos and documents. Posted under

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