Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire 100 Years Later

Friday, March 18, 2011

One hundred years ago this month, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire killed 146 people - mostly immigrant women and girls - and ushered in a new era of worker rights. A new film about the fire called “Triangle: Remembering the Fire,” debuts Monday on HBO. We talk with the film's director, Daphne Pinkerson.

We also talk with Leigh Benin. His grandmother’s cousin Rose died in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire. He appears in the documentary and is also the author of the book “New York City Triangle Factory Fire.


Leigh Benin and Daphne Pinkerson

Produced by:

Kristen Meinzer

Comments [3]

Serphin Maltese from New York City

We are very appreciative to all who have come forward to remember and honor the 146 victims of the Triangle Factory Fire. We especially thank those in the media who have joined family members, descendants and historians on this 100th Anniversary.WNYC,CUNY Channel 75,HBO and Channel 1 have made major efforts to Remember the 146. Serphin Maltese, Triangle Fire Memorial Association,Inc.

Mar. 21 2011 01:23 PM

Thank you, this has been corrected.

Mar. 18 2011 11:54 AM
Laura B from Queens, NY

The director's name is Daphne Pinkerson, not Pinkerton.

Mar. 18 2011 11:02 AM

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