Loyola University Italian American Studies and The Italian American Theatre of Chicago will present a performance of “A Long Shadow” at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 10 at the Loyola University Lake Shore Campus. The staged reading of August Nigro’s play about the last day in the lives of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti will be presented on the fourth flo...

On May 21, 1921, the infamous trial of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti commenced at the Norfolk Superior Court in Dedham. The two were accused of murdering a payroll clerk and his guard the previous year; on July 14, 1921, both men were convicted and in August of 1927 were executed. They were Italian immigrants and avowed anarchists. The trial...

It’s been more than 60 years since Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were executed Yet, when Gov. Michael Dukakis pardoned them in 1977 — with the words, “ any stigma and disgrace should be forever removed from the names of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti” — most Italian Americans felt a sense of gratitude and relief. Indeed, the Sacco Vanz...

The conviction of Bartolomeo Vanzetti and Nicola Sacco for a payroll robbery in South Braintree Square that left two men dead, continues to be debated a century later. The subsequent investigation and trial remains controversial and the execution of the two men in 1927 was met with worldwide protests. Historian and author Christopher Daley will dis...

On April 15, 1920, a double murder set off a sequence of events that led to the controversial, and later declared unjust, trial convictions of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti. Their execution on August 23, 1927 is blamed on anti-Italian prejudice and fear of their anarchist political beliefs. The charges against Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Van...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 5:30-8pm. John D. Calandra Italian American Institute - Queens College, CUNY - 25 West 43rd Street, 17th Floor, New York NY 10036. The Comitato Società Dante Alighieri NYC invites you to the symposium Between Acceptance and Prejudice: One Hundred Years of Italian E/i[m]migration. This symposium takes its title from the Ital...

Saturday, May 11, 2019. 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM EDT. Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, 41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, MA 02139. Sacco & Vanzetti. Storie d’immigrazione italiana negli Stati Uniti. 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM Documentary screening / Immigration workshop / Oral history interviews / Photo exhibit / Bookstore pop-up. 5:30 PM Panel discussion f...

Italiani in America, è una commedia musicale sull’emigrazione dei nostri connazionali provenienti soprattutto dal sud dell’Italia nei primi del ‘900. Fu un esodo colossale che vide oltre 14 milioni di italiani emigrare verso le Americhe. Questo è il tema portante dello spettacolo che andrà in scena domenica 27 gennaio 2019 alle ore 20.00 presso l’A...

One of two silver medal winners in our playwriting contest, A Long Shadow, explores a time when Italians were the immigrants to be feared and suspected. Join us for this thought-provoking, historical drama that roused the world to an ever-present danger. The Italian American Theatre of Chicago Presents: A Long Shadow. A Staged Reading of the Play b...

International Opera Theater’s 15th world premiere Italian opera: “Sacco e Vanzetti: gli uomini e chi li amava (“Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men and Those Who Loved Them”) will take place in Teatro Comunale “Accademia degli Avvaloranti”, Citta’ della Pieve, Italy on August, 24, 25, 26, 2018. Our opera has 8 roles for professional opera singers and 14 ro...