Today in 1927: Italian immigrants Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti are executed in Massachusetts. Seven years earlier, the two were among cynics who openly questioned the so-called “suicide” of anarchist Andrea Salsedo in a Bureau of Investigation office in New York.
Authorities quickly arrested Sacco and Vanzetti on charges of murdering a guard during a robbery. AfÌter today’s electrocutions, trial records will suggest the two were framed because they were anarchists and foreigners.
It’s This Weekend’s Action Calendar!
Tomorrow, the City of Madison Parks and Streets Division and Pellitteri Waste Systems will sponsor a document destruction event at the Duck Pond parking lot at Warner Park. Enter from North Sherman Avenue. This is tomorrow from 8 to 11am and for City of Madison residents only. Learn more at
Sunday is the 5th Annual Black Latino Unity Picnic, sponsored by the Immigrant Workers Union. The event is part of an overall grassroots effort to promote unity and collaboration between the Black and Latino Communities. 100% Family friendly, 100% Free, 100% Community. This is Sunday from 1 to 5pm at Penn Park, 2101 Fisher Street. More info at uniondetrabajadores.org.
The Wheelchair Recycling Program offers low cost, refurbished mobility and medical equipment to people that may not have the resources to obtain them new. They have wheelchairs, walkers, bath items, grab bars and other assistive equipment for purchase. There are offices in Madison and the Greater-Milwaukee area. Visit wrp.org or call 608-243-1785 for details.