Friday, March 25, 2011

100 Years Ago Today

Today at around 4 pm marks 100 years since a murderous fire broke out on the 8th floor at the Triangle Waist Factory near Washington Square in Greenwich Village. If you don't have time or opportunity to watch the new HBO documentary, spend 8 minutes watching the CBS feature below. Pause a moment to consider Women's History, Immigrant history and the history of the Labor Movement and the New Deal. All owe much to a disaster that took 146 lives that sunny Saturday afternoon.

ADDED 4/11/2011 - an article from the New York Times about Ruth Sergel, an artist who initiated an annual project to chalk the names of Triangle fire victims on sidewalks in front of where they had lived.

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