Welcome to the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society Webpage!
The year 2007 marked the 80th anniversary of the execution of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. In 2006, a dedicated group of activists carried out a parade from the Stony Brook Park in Jamaica Plain to the Forest Hills Cemetery where the bodies of Sacco & Vanzetti were cremated after their execution.
In 2007 we were able to formalize a Commemoration Society and carried out three days of events to remember Sacco & Vanzetti (August 23-25). We started with a march through the streets of Boston, a night of theater, music and poetry, and ended with an evening of films.
While attendance to all three events was modest, we took the message establishing the links between repression and struggle in the past to the present to thousands of people, not only in Massachusetts but around the country and the world. The details of the events can be found in different articles throughout this webpage.
We will continue our work and we expect to establish the foundation for a monument to Sacco and Vanzetti in the North End of Boston.
Sacco and Vanzetti live! Their deaths were not in vain!