4 Don’t Just Study History—Make It

On the southeast corner of Greene Street and WaverlyOn the east side of Washington SquareThe street is still troubled, the sidewalk unsettledYoung voices still cry through the afternoon airMarch 25th, 1911This is the way she told it to meA factory of immigrants, Jews and ItaliansAre hard at their work when the fire breaks free

At the Triangle Shirtwaist FactoryWomen fall through the bitter spring airTheir young faces turn to question meI still hear their voicesAs I walk through Washington Square

They rush for the doors, but the bosses have locked themLest someone step out for a breath of fresh airTrapped in this wreckage, they run to the windowsStare ten stories down to the street lying thereThey stand on the ...

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