Lead: Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti emigrated to America to find a better life. The transition to their new home proved a difficult one.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Nicola Sacco came from a prosperous farm family in southern Italy. He arrived in the United States when he was seventeen and married Rosina in 1913. He was a hardworking shoe repairman who spent much of his spare time in his garden often giving excess produce to poor families in the area. He became attracted to the cause of anarchism and during World War I he fled the country to avoid the draft.