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Concert Marks 100th Anniversary of Triangle Factory Fire

Friday, March 25, 2011

The anniversary of the Triangle Fire -- the worst workplace disaster in New York until 9/11 -- is being commemorated by a remarkable array of events, including a free commemorative concert at the Society for Ethical Culture.

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WNYC News

Hundreds Gather for Triangle Shirtwaist Centennial

Friday, March 25, 2011

PHOTOS. Hundreds gathered at the Greenwich Village site of the Triangle shirtwaist factory fire to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1911 blaze that tore through the building and killed 146 workers in a tragedy that rocked the nation and paved the way for unions.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire

Friday, March 25, 2011

100 years ago today a fire killed 146 employees at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory — most of them young immigrant women and girls of Italian and European Jewish descent. The tragedy sparked nationwide debate on workers' rights, representation and safety. Today we remember the event with:

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WNYC News

Listen | From the WNYC Archives: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Below are audio files from the WNYC archive of commemorations of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire.

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WNYC News

Family Keeps Memory of Hero Triangle Fire Elevator Operator Alive

Thursday, March 24, 2011

When the fire broke out on the eighth floor at the Triangle Waist Company Joseph Zito continued doing his job. The 27-year-old Italian immigrant with a solid jaw and dark features kept the elevator running.

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WNYC News

Look | The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in Photos

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Friday marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, New York's landmark industrial disaster that killed 146 of the factory's employees — most of them young immigrant women and girls of Italian and European Jewish descent. The tragedy sparked nationwide debate on workers' rights, representation and safety.

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Features

From the Fire, Change: An Oratorio Remembers Triangle

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This Friday marks the centennial anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire — a notorious symbol of abuse and exploitation of immigrant labor force and, until September 11, considered the most devastating workplace tragedy in New York City history. 

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WNYC News

From the Triangle Tragedy, Unprecedented Reform

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The tragic Triangle shirtwaist factory fire that killed 146 young women and girls 100 years ago this Friday paved the way for unions including the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union to organize workers in record numbers. The fire also engaged women in politics in a way that was unprecedented and moved New York officials to put new workplace safety laws in place.

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WNYC News

Watch | A Family Connection to the Tragic Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

VIDEO. Former New York State Senator Serf Maltese said his grandmother and her two daughters -- ages 14 and 18 -- were among the 146 who died in the fast-moving blaze that engulfed the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory and became a national tragedy. The 100-year anniversary of the fire is on March 25.

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WNYC News

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, 100 Years Later

Monday, March 21, 2011

March 25 marks the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, New York's landmark industrial disaster that killed 146 of the factory's employees — most of them young immigrant women and girls of Italian and European Jewish descent. The tragedy sparked nationwide debate on workers' rights, representation and safety.

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