The Workers’ History Museum held a storytelling evening on the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire in New York City. That March day in 1911, a fire broke out in the building where young Jewish and Italian women worked making shirtwaist blouses. The exit doors were chained shut and as a result 146 women died in this fire.

We continue to hear stories of poor working conditions in similar jobs. The attached link to an article in amNY posted March 30, 2021 remembers the fire and its devastation 110 years later.

Photos by Tequila Minsky