While he was alive, Posada received what amounted to just a few cents for each of his drawings. He lived a humble life and upon his death, was buried in a common grave, though there was nothing ordinary about him.
“I was arrested a number of times. I never thought in terms of fear. I thought in terms of justice.”
From South Texas, she returned to San Antonio in her later years and became a school teache after she was forced out in the due to death threats because of her organizing.
The San Antonio pecan-shellers’ strike was a virtual uprising by the most downtrodden workers. It shook the city and the state and significantly empowered the the workers. Police threw 1,000 strikers, including Tenayuca, into jail, but they could not hold back the struggle. Tenayuca later said, “What started out as an organization for equal wages turned into a mass movement against starvation, for civil rights, for a minimum-wage law, and it changed the character of West Side San Antonio.” As the mass movement gained momentum, the “bosses” felt threaten and Emma Tenayuca begin receiving death threats. Via Voz de Aztlan