Historians, authors and activists honored at Middle Village ceremony to remember the Triangle factory fire

Mar 27, 2018 942

BY: Ryan Kelley

On the 107th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, family members of the victims honored their legacy during a March 25 ceremony in the CNL Center at Christ the King High School in Middle Village.

The annual gathering — hosted by former state Senator Serphin R. Maltese, now chairman of the Christ the King Board of Trustees and president of the Triangle Fire Memorial Association (TFMA) — honors the 146 victims of the March 25, 1911, fire that led to significant changes in American labor laws. Most of the victims were Jewish Italian immigrants who were treated poorly, worked long hours in unsafe conditions and were locked inside the factory during their shifts.

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