Thank you Elizabeth Warren, for bringing our history to the 2020 election.
The fire, which claimed over 100 lives, happened in a building just two blocks from where Warren saw the biggest crowds of the campaign so far.
Forward.com provides a chronological guide to the Forverts coverage of the Triangle fire, and links to the stories.
Forward archivist Chana Pollack uncovered and translated stories written 20-plus years later, memorializing the tragedy and the victims.
The sweatshop-conditions of the factory were unsustainable and dangerous. The lack of safety measures is widely blamed for the fire.
The story of the Triangle Shirtwaist fire is the story of how failures in humanity can turn perceived promise into cynicism.
It’s a musically and visually engaging exploration of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, plus a complement to an exhibit the Forward helped curate.
“The string players are making this sound like a Geiger counter.”
Forward archivist Chana Pollack will talk about archival materials related to the Forward’s coverage of the fire and its aftermath.
New York state is allocating $1.5 million in state funds for a memorial commemorating the victims of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire.