Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
Women protest after the Triangle Shirtwasit Factory fire which occurred on March 25, 2011. They hold signs advocating for fire drills in every shop, an end to political graft, no more long days spent working in "fire traps”" and the importance of unions. March 25, 2011 is the 100th anniversary of the fire when 146 factory workers died after building mangers locked doors leading to all exits. Eye witness accounts by United Press reporter William G. Shepherd along with other reports during the following days and weeks brought the conditions of garment worker into public scrutiny. UPI/Cornell University
OTR:
WAX2011032317
Date:
March 23, 2011
Object Name:
bc-us-trianglefire
Keywords:
Triangle Factory Fire, Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, New York, Triangle Fire, 1911, Unions, Garment, William G. Shepherd, UPI, United Press
Category:
American News
Supplemental Codes:
Disasters/Accidents/Natural Catastrophes, Politics




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