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History After Dark
Back in Class-Women You Wish You'd Heard About: Labor Rights and Activism
Mon, March 25th, 2019 |
6:30 pm to 8:30 pm


On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers (123 of them women) at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory died in a fire—becoming one of the deadliest industrial disasters in the history of New York City and sparking major labor reforms for workers.

On the anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire, learn about activist women who fought for safety and equality in the workplace. Through strikes, unionization, and lawsuits these fierce women helped protect workers in a changing America. This program includes a visit to our special installation Ladies' Garments, Women's Work, Women's Activism. Plus, make your own buttons for equality!

This program is part of our Back in Class series. At each session, led by a museum educator, dive deep into riveting topics in American history through exhibition tours, original documents from our archive, and illuminating discussions with fellow classmates. (The best part—no tests or grades!)


The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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