After the Fire: Memorial at the Metropolitan Opera House
The Women's Trade Union League (WTUL), in addition to its help with the relief effort, pressed for an investigation of the fire and conditions that led to the large number of deaths, and also planned a memorial. Anne Morgan and Alva Belmont were the main organizers, and most in attendance were workers and wealthy supporters of the WTUL.
Held on April 2, 1911, at the Metropolitan Office House, the Memorial Meeting was marked by a speech by ILGWU and WTUL organizer, Rose Schneiderman. Among her angry remarks, she said, "We have tried you good people of the public and we have found you wanting...." She noted that "There are so many of us for one job it matters little if 146 of us are burned to death." She called for workers to join in union efforts so that workers themselves could stand for their rights.
After the Fire: Public Funeral March
The ILGWU called for a citywide day of mourning for the day of the funeral of the victims. More than 120,000 marched in the funeral procession, and some 230,000 more watched the march.
Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire: Index of Articles
- Quick Overview of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
- Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire -- the fire itself
- Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Picture Gallery
- Background: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
- The 1909 "Uprising of the Twenty Thousand"
- 1910 Cloakmakers' Strike - the Great Revolt
- 1911 - Conditions at the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory
- After the Fire: Identifying the Victims, Newspaper Coverage, Relief Efforts
- Memorial at the Metropolitan Opera House, Public Funeral March
- After the Fire: Investigations, Trial
- Frances Perkins and the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire
- Triangle Factory Fire Trivia
- Bibliography, Media