The Future of America's Past

The Fire of a Movement

08/08/2019 | 27m 2s

On March 25, 1911, New York City’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory burst into flames, and 146 workers — nearly all young women, many of them teenage immigrants — perished. We visit the building and learn how public outcry inspired workplace safety laws that revolutionized industrial work nationwide. Descendants and activists show us how that work reverberates today.

Aired: 08/08/19

Rating: TV-PG

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