Remembering the Triangle Factory Fire, 100 years later

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On March 25th each year there is a memorial at the corner of Greene St. and Washington Place. The enormous march up 5th Avenue in 1911 was a springboard for the ultimately successful movement toward workplace safety. On March 26th this year there will be a historic march in Washington, DC to end another workplace scourge: rapid-fire violence. The parallels between the two tragedies of Triangle Shirtwaist and Stoneham Douglas are emerging. Each event was preceded by a blockade against reform led by entrenched interests. I believe that there will be an unraveling of this blockade in 2018 just as there was back in 1911. Another person named Marx once quipped that history may not repeat itself, but it often rhymes. – Kenneth Marx MD, Washington Square West New York, NY   10 Mar 2018

Thanks for the thorough information. I learned a lot from watching a play about this horrible tragedy, but this site provided some additional details that were eye-opening. – NGH, Portland, Oregon   10 Mar 2018

great Information. – JCR, Puerto Rico   8 Mar 2018

great source. i like it. – EMK, Ohio   8 Mar 2018

We really do need to learn about history, so that we can not make the same mistakes in the future. The way this did this is that now, we have better safety. – Brighton Steuart, Woods Cross, Utah   7 Mar 2018

Great source, really helped – BA, Georgetown,Kentucky   7 Mar 2018

Sincere thanks for making the information about the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire available to the public. Each year we watch the movie on this tragedy and the grief and pains always affect us. fr – Fitz Reid, New York City   28 Feb 2018

This was a very sad event but I'm glad that it led to better fire regulations and safety that saved countless lives in the future. – RF, IL   28 Feb 2018

Thanks for the source. (needed for essay) – AB, Elk Grove, Sacramento, CA   26 Feb 2018

Thank you Cornell, for talking about a sad a powerful even that effected us all. – Eriel Ortega, West Palm Beach, Florida   23 Feb 2018

wow so touching its so sad – rg, ebstanly   22 Feb 2018

good information sad for the people who loss there lives – MTD, Tallahassee   21 Feb 2018

I am very happy to see so much information on such a horrible event in U.S. history.RC – RC, california   21 Feb 2018

This was very tragic also – Jamari P, Delray   21 Feb 2018

I wish this event never happen but then if it never happen change would never begin. – RT,, Boynton beach, FL   21 Feb 2018

it is tragic i am sad for all those who lost their lives or witnessed it but if it didn't happen then the work places everywhere would be unsafe and it would happen more often – AL, FL   21 Feb 2018

The images are terrifying and horrific! This is a terror of the 19th century and it is still being acknowledged. But with out such a great disaster we still wouldn't be as safe in any building of home. – Daylin , west palm beach, fl   21 Feb 2018

This was sad..... – Jamari P, Delray   21 Feb 2018

We learned this in our language arts class and we learned a lot about this terrible fire that happend. – M.J, Toronto,Canada   21 Feb 2018

think u the creators of this site for the acknowledging of the fire. – Chad LaPlante, FL   21 Feb 2018

I learned about this in language arts class! It is really sad a disaster like this happened. This should have never happened. – CL, Boynton beach, florida   21 Feb 2018

True stories have a great impact – Jose Rodriguez, Arizona   16 Feb 2018

I LIKE GREAT HISTORY – Jose Rodriguez, Arizona   16 Feb 2018

I was doing research on this for my one of my college classes and ow this is so sad and tragic. I hope this never happens again anywhere in the world. – A.G, San Antonio, Tx   14 Feb 2018

Upsetting to read about such a horrible event that could've been avoided, but because it wasn't we now have laws today to prevent things like this happening again. – EL, West Lincoln   13 Feb 2018

This really opened eyes and made me realize that life wasn't always so easy – Mellck Rihane, Washington D.C.   13 Feb 2018

This really opened eyes and made me realize that life wasn't always so easy – Mellck Rihane, Washington D.C.   13 Feb 2018

Great history lesson for all. True stories always have a greater impact when teaching others of the past. – Mike Effhauser, East Grand Forks, MN   13 Feb 2018

This event made us open our blinded eyes to the misconduct and terrible work conditions within industries/factories. I hope nothing like this tragic event ever happens again,although it should've never happened – Kendra Odom, Vale   8 Feb 2018

WOW!!! – Elias Cady, Kennewick, Washington   7 Feb 2018

This event changed history. I hope this event never happens again. – Gina Reeves, West Lincoln   7 Feb 2018

This is one of the saddest things that I have read. It is really upsetting that there weren’t better conditions for these women who were just trying to make their way in this crazy world. – Mackenzie F, North Carolina   7 Feb 2018

This was a very tragic event and I hope that nobody has to experience this again – Cassie Christopher, Lincolnton   7 Feb 2018

This is a horrible tragedy with horrible outcomes. But without this tragedy there wouldn't be as many helpful laws as there are today – Cody L., West Lincoln   7 Feb 2018

Reading this made me realize that although there are things that go on at work that I don't like, that it could be a lot worse and I'm now more appreciative of the job that I have. – AF, NC   7 Feb 2018

This made me very aware of hope racist and inconsiderate people are when it comes to their businesses back in the day. Especially with people that looked and lived different than we did. They was willing to work in a crappy environment for low pay just to get some type of wage to pay for themselves and their family. Its sad that this whole situation could have been less tragic if people wasn't so racist and inconsiderate of others – CGP, NC   7 Feb 2018

THIS IS VERY SAD. I CAN NOT BELEIVE SOMETHING THIS AWFUL HAPPENED AND NOONE WAS CHARGED! – ELI, VALE   7 Feb 2018

Truly tragic. – GMK, NC   7 Feb 2018

good website – b, wisconsin   7 Feb 2018

Reading this made me feel sad for the people that had to go through this or experience it. – TLP, NC   7 Feb 2018

I'm so sorry this has happened to such a wonderful group of women trying to make money to start a new life in a new country – MDD, VALE   7 Feb 2018

so sad wish this didn't happen! – JEC, lincolnton   7 Feb 2018

...so sad... – tbm, southern carolina   7 Feb 2018

I just can't believe this happened! Absolutely horrifying. – Melissa, Washingtom   6 Feb 2018

its so upsetting that it took somthing like this to happen to wake people up – R. A., Arkansas   6 Feb 2018

this depressing – monica, indianapolis   6 Feb 2018

very tragic – jcr, california   5 Feb 2018

This is so sad I cant belive something so tragic can happen to innocent people who where just trying to start a new life an become a better person. – twd, portland,Or   2 Feb 2018

this is just so sad – bjw, or   2 Feb 2018

This was very nice. – Caylin jones , michigan   31 Jan 2018

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