Nicola Sacco was born in Italy on April 22nd 1891. He immigrated to the U.S when he was 17, got married, and started a family. He was involved in left wing politics and opposed the First World War. On May 5th 1920, he and his close friend Bartolomeo Vanzetti were arrested for the murders of two men at the shoe factory where they both worked. There was no evidence against them other than a witness saying the men who did the crime “looked Italian” Sacco even had an alibi. He had a formal picture taken with his family the day of the murder in Boston. (you can check out that picture on Google or something) The men were also not fluent in English which came as a disadvantage to them in court. In 1925 a Portuguese immigrant and well known criminal confessed to both murders which he committed along with 4 other gang members. Despite this, it was too late, and both men were executed for a crime they did not commit on August 23rd 1927. That day about 250,000 people showed up for a silent protest of their unfair trial.