Sunday, March 20, 2011

Remembering the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

This weekend's episode of CBS Sunday Morning contained a seven minute segment that provided an overview of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. The fire happened 100 years ago this week. The fire claimed 146 lives. In the aftermath of the fire new legislation was passed regarding working conditions and child labor. The video is embedded below and you can also watch it here.



Applications for Education
The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire is one of the events highlighted in the section about labor reform movement in the US History text we use at my school. This video is a great complement to that text.