The New York Daily News ties together the Triangle Shirtwaist fire with the Massey mine explosion, the BP oil rig explosion and the labor disputes in Wisconsin.ABC News pictorial: Triangle Shirtwaist Fire RememberedProperty/Casualty 360: The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and InsuranceHuffington Post: The Triangle Factory Fire Centennial and Why it Matters TodayCornell University: Lecture by Frances PerkinsNew York Times: Triangle Fire: New Leaders Emerge … [Read more...] about The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: 100 Years Later
100 years ago today
In an interview with the Marine Corps Times, Reynolds said when she joined in the 1980s, women could only serve in certain capacities but that today, opportunities are unlimited. “[Women] can do anything,” Reynolds said. “There’s no door closed.” … [Read more...] about Arlington National Cemetery Exhibit Celebrates 100 Years of Women Marines
So about a dozen years ago, she quietly offered an amendment to a state department funding bill. The amendment allocated $100,000 to plan and study the scope of restoration projects needed for the interior of the Capitol. Little did she know that the money would be the first spent on what would snowball into a massive $310 million renovation. It turned out that the murals throughout the entire building were chipping and peeling away, the water damage was worse than anyone thought, and chucks of the marble on the exterior were falling off the building. … [Read more...] about 100 years after being excluded from the Minnesota State Capitol, women rebuilt it
In his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, he wrote. “I was not born with a hunger to be free … It was only when I began to learn that my boyhood freedom was an illusion, when I discovered as a young man that my freedom had already been taken from me, that I began to hunger for it.” … [Read more...] about Nelson Mandela at 100
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