RADICALS: Sacco & Vanzetti

On the morning of April 15, 1920, a paymaster and guard walked through the streets of South Braintree, Mass., carrying a shoe factory's payroll of $15,000. They never reached the factory. Two men, apparently Italians, shot them to the death, grabbed the money, escaped in an automobile.

Three weeks later Bartolomeo Vanzetti, fish-pedler, and Nicola Sacco, factory worker, were arrested as suspicious characters. They were radicals, and in 1920 the U. S. Government was a militant radical- hunter. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts found them guilty of the Braintree murders, sentenced them to death,...

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