"The article reprints several articles from previous issues published during 1925-1935. Entries include a July 1, 1925 article by Zona Gale about artistic freedom in the U.S., a June 23, 1926 article by Langston Hughes about a desire among African-American artists to emulate their white counterparts, and an August 31, 1927 editorial by Oswald Garrison Villard about the execution of anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti."
"Aldino Felicani, printer and publisher of the anarchist paper Controcorrente, was a long-time acquaintance of Sacco and Vanzetti; in 1920 he organized the Sacco-Vanzetti Defense Committee. In this interview with Dean Albertson, recorded in 1954, Felicani recalled his relationships with the accused men and his work on the defense committee. His story gave a sense of the emotion of the last days of Sacco and Vanzetti. " History Matters - GMU
"On the first anniversary of the execution, the Nation published Malcolm Cowley’s “For St. Bartholomew’s Day.” The poem ended in defiance and resolve, when Cowley invoked Sacco and Vanzetti as saints martyred to the cause of freedom. In an ironic gesture, he used images of Catholicism to commemorate the two devout anarchists (and thus atheists) and to proclaim them as spiritual leaders. " History Matters - GMU
"John Dos Passos’s "They Are Dead Now— -" appeared inthe New Masses, October 1927. A stark poem that repudiated its own form as inadequate to the subject, it opened “This isn’t a poem.” In the poem, the executions ended the dreams not only of Sacco and Vanzetti, but those of many others who had followed the trials with disbelief and outrage. " History Matters - GMU
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