The Ninth Floor Door: Blocked Justice of the Triangle Factory Fire

Play: The Ninth Floor Door: Blocked Justice of the Triangle Factory Fire (Mary Bonnet; music performed by Ken Morris) tells the story of the 1911 tragedy in New York City in which 146 people died when fire erupted in a shirtwaist factor in a loft building. The nation’s horror sparked a change in the regulations governing safety and conditions in the U.S. workplace.

Performed first on April 7, 2011, at Roosevelt University with a panel on current industrial safety issues, both in the U.S. and globally

Performed on October 1, 2011, at Renaissance Court, Chicago Cultural Center with a panel on the Chicago garment industry, historically and in modern times

Performed on March 3, 2012, at Grace Place Episcopal Church of Chicago with a panel on the Chicago garment industry and the role of the AAUW (American Association of University Women) in helping women workers

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