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Emma Tenayuca (1916-1999)

Tenayuca started her career as a labor and civil rights activist at 16, when she joined a group of picketing cigar factory workers. A San Antonio native, she’s best-known for her role in organizing a pecan shellers’ strike. Tenayuca was one of thousands arrested in the 37-day strike, which was organized over a cut in wages. Tenayuca later became a teacher in the Harlandale School District.

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