Sacco and Vanzetti Trial Walking Tour in Dedham, MA.
On April 15, 1920, a guard and a paymaster at the Slater-Morrill Shoe Company in Braintree, Massachusetts, were murdered in an armed robbery. Suspicion centered on local anarchists. Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, Italian immigrant anarchists, were shortly afterwards accused of the robbery. The trial occurred in June and July, 1921, in Dedham, the county seat of Norfolk County. The trial drew international attention because many people believed that the defendants were unfairly accused because of their politics and ethnicity. Both men were found guilty and sentenced to death.