Poignant stories linked to the Triangle Fire, which killed 146 workers – most of them women and some as young as 14 – continue to unfold 111 years after the tragedy, a pivotal moment in American history that helped spur labor reforms.
Family members of Triangle workers, scholars, teachers, writers and activists, many of whom tapped the Triangle Fire site managed by the Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation & Archives, have contributed to an anthology that will be published March 22 by New Village Press.
The public is invited to a 4:30 p.m. March 21 virtual book talk on “Talking to the Girls: Intimate and Political Essays on the Triangle Fire.” Register here for the event, organized by the Kheel Center of Catherwood Library. Catherwood, located in the ILR School, is part of Cornell University Library.
Kheel Center Director Wesley Chenault will moderate the discussion with book editors Edvige Giunta and Mary Anne Trasciatti and contributors Janette Gayle, Ellen Gruber Garvey and Michele Fazio.
A full version of this story appears on the ILR website.
Mary Catt is communications director of the ILR School.