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APWU Web News Article 256-2016

Remembering Emma Tenayuca

12/21/2016 -


20-year old Emma Tenayuca speaks to members of the
National Workers Alliance outside a hearing 
investigating beatings by border patrol officers, Feb. 23, 1937.
Photo courtesy of UTSA

In Depression-era south Texas, Emma Tenayuca was a young Mexican-American woman who broke tradition when she stood up for oppressed workers in her community and made an important contribution to the fight for social justice. 

Vilified by the conservative establishment that controlled San Antonio, she became a beloved leader to oppressed workers in the Mexican-American community. They called her “La Pasionaria.”