The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti Mural

Where to find it: On the outside wall of HBC facing Hinds Hall

A little about it: When Syracuse University unveiled Ben Shahn’s monumental mosaic mural, The Passion of Sacco and Vanzetti, in 1967, it focused attention on one of the most politically charged murder cases in the history of American jurisprudence. In 1927, two Italian-American immigrants, Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, were executed for a crime many people believed they did not commit. The greatest legacy of Sacco & Vanzetti trial may be the numerous decisions of the United States Supreme Court that extend due process to anyone charged with a crime and protect the civil rights of all Americans.

 

Bonus Question: When facing the mural, what are the last two lines written on the wall on the right side?

I found it!

 

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