Daylight Video

On this day in 1927, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts executed the Italian-born anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti for murder, despite large holes in the evidence against them and world-wide protests against their conviction and sentencing.

Here’s Woody Guthrie performing his song about Sacco and Vanzetti, “Two Good Men.”

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.