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Wednesday, July 21 • 9:45am - 10:45am
Mexican American Women and the San Antonio Pecan Shellers FILLING

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The 1938 Pecan Shellers' Strike in San Antonio was an example of solidarity on the part of the mostly Mexican-American women who gathered, shelled and cleaned pecans for market. The clash between these workers and the pecan companies who employed them highlighted disparities among classes in San Antonio and also provided an opportunity for cross-class alliances. In the classroom, this case can be useful in examining living conditions, class differences, racial disparities, and labor politics in Depression-era Texas. The Library of Congress has compiled materials that make a deeper exploration of this topic accessible to teachers at any level.


Dr. Aaron Navarro

Professor, Texas Christian University

Wednesday July 21, 2021 9:45am - 10:45am CDT
Room B103