The Defense of Sacco and Vanzetti

The Ben Shahn Mural at Syracuse University

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This is our career and our triumph. Never in our full life can we hope to do such work for tolerance, for justice, for man's understanding of man, as now we do by accident. Our words, our lives, our pains—nothing! The taking of our lives—lives of a good shoemaker and a poor fish-peddler—all! That last moment belongs to us—that agony is our triumph!

From the speech delivered to Judge Webster Thayer by Bartolomeo Vanzetti

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