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Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire

Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire made headlines across the nation. This is from The Times Picayune in New Orleans

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On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire kills 146 garment workers in New York City. It remains one of the worst U.S. disasters since the Industrial Revolution.

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Next of kin attempt to identify victims of the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire, New York City, 1911.

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March 3, 1911: Rose Rosenfeld, seventeen (inset), survives the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire in New York, a tragedy that takes 146 lives. Most of the victims are young, female, immigrant Jewish workers. Rosenfeld (later Freedman) speaks out against the factory executives who could have prevented the carnage and spends the rest of her life crusading for worker safety laws.

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Artist fights for Triangle fire vics

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Triangle Fire Remembered on PBS and HBO

Two documentaries recall the day a century ago when a fast-moving blaze at the Triangle factory in Greenwich Village killed 146 people.

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101 years on – The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire

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Clara Lemlich led the Uprising of N.Y. garment workers. "I am a working girl, one of those striking against intolerable conditions," she told the crowd. "And I have no further patience for talk." 700 of the women she led on the strike were arrested, 19 were sentenced to labor camps. The next year a fire in her workplace, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory, killed 146 workers: steel doors had been bolted shut to prevent workers from going on breaks. She lived to be 96.

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