Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: A Lecture with Hasia Diner
Part Two of Village Preservation’s celebration of Women’s History Month.
In March 1911, a fire broke out at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, which would go down in infamy as the largest workplace disaster in New York City history. But the fire would also inspire profound changes to the way factory workers were treated. Join Professor Hasia Diner in remembering this tragedy on the 99th Anniversity of the fire.
The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire still holds the dubious distinction of the having been the worst industrial accident in American history. In what ways did the fire change America? How did the fire leave a lasting legacy? This talk will describe both what happened on that day in 1911 and what happened subsequent to the tragedy.
- Monday, March 22, 2010
- 6:30 pm
Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
A Lecture with Hasia Diner