Wednesday, July 15, 2009
On July 14th 1921, Italian born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were convicted in Dedham, Mass, of murder.
Many of us are convinced of their innocence to this day. They were convicted because of their political beliefs and not any evidence against them.
Sacco and Vanzetti were executed in 1927.
On July 15, 1917 Alexander Berkman and Emma Goldman (and many others) were indicted under the Espionage Act for their anti-draft activities. They later were sentenced to two years in prison and $10,000 fines.
On July 20, 1967 the first National Conference of Black Power opened in Newark, New Jersey. The meetings were attended by over 1,100 African Americans
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