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Thread #169613   Message #4141193
Posted By: Felipa
05-May-22 - 02:43 PM
Thread Name: Any May songs?
Subject: Sacco and Vanzetti arrested 5 May 1920
Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were Italian immigrants and anarchists who were charged with armed robbery and murder. They were executed in Aug. 1927, after very controversial trials."Anti-Italianism, anti-immigrant, and anti-Anarchist bias were suspected as having heavily influenced the verdict." (Wikipedia)

Sacco and Vanzetti were charged with the crime of murder on May 5, 1920, and indicted four months later on September 14. I had to look up the dates of indictment and execution but I always remember the date they were arrested because I know a Woody Guthrie song RED WINE with lines, "'twas 1920, the fifth of May, a cop and some buddies took two men away". (I learned a slightly abridged version from the singing of Bill Vanaver)

performed by Woody Guthrie