The Great Divide
Full of heart, music and history, The Great Divide is an emotional and heartfelt insight into the immigrant and refugee experience of the early 20th Century, and those who paid the ultimate price for seeking opportunity and a new life across the ocean.
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On the afternoon of Saturday, 25 March 1911, someone screamed “Fire!” on the eighth floor of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Within ten minutes, 146 workers, many of them young women – and most refugees from some of the world's most oppressed countries – lay dead, either on the floor of the sweatshop or on the street eight storeys below.