The Politics of Memory: Remembering Laborers, Women, and Italian Immigrants Through Public Monuments

Mar 30, 2024 877

Thursday April 11, 2024  6:30 pm (in person). SBUS (School of Business) 101 - Montclair State University - 1 Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ. Register here. The Triangle Fire Memorial in Manhattan is the first labor memorial and one of only a handful of memorials to women in New York City.

It was inaugurated in October 2023 to commemorate the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, one of the worst workplace tragedies in American history. The fire took place on March 25, 1911 at a sweatshop right off Washington Square and caused the death of 146 workers, mostly Italian and Jewish young female immigrants. 

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