If you are looking for a heroic figure to celebrate as we close out Women's History Month -- you don't have to look for someone of national or international fame. You can find a home-town hero who lived right here in San Antonio by reading about Emma Tenayuca.
That's Not Fair! / ¡No Es Justo! by Carmen Tafolla tells the story of Emma's life-long fight for justice -- including her work on behalf of the pecan shellers of San Antonio and south Texas who worked long hard days for only pennies per hour. Emma's ability to unite the workers and rally public support was not appreciated by the powerful men who owned the pecan factories. But she persevered and eventually prevailed -- winning the shellers more money and better working conditions. Emma's is an inspiring story of idealism, commitment, and compassion.