Memorial honors Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire victims

Mar 28, 2014 695

Students gathered at the corner of Washington Place and Greene Street to commemorate the 103rd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in an event sponsored by Workers United, Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition and the Service Employees International Union.

The fire that broke out in a garment factory in the Asch building in 1911, killing 146 people, raised awareness of workers' rights and working conditions. The location of the fire is now NYU's Brown Building.

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