[PAST] Fifth Annual Sacco and Vanzetti March and Rally - Sunday, August 22.
For the Fifth time the Sacco and Vanzetti Commemoration Society will march and rally to remember Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, their lives, their struggle and their martyrdom.
We are calling people to start gathering at Copley Square, Boston, by the water fountain, at 2pm. We will start marching at 3pm towards the North End for a rally at the Paul Revere Mall at 4pm. All individuals and organizations are welcome to bring your own signs and slogans.
This year a candlelight memorial for Sacco and Vanzetti will be held beginning at midnight Sunday, August 22, in Charlestown, close to the actual site of the executions and at the same time they occurred. Bunker Hill Community College now stands where most of the old prison once stood. The memorial will begin at the corner of New Rutherford Avenue and Austin Street, at the Austin St Bridge [known formerly as the Prison Point Bridge.] Selections from the letters of the two men will be read during the vigil.
To download a flyer click here.
For the press release click here.
To view a rare picture of the old Charlestown Prison click here.