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Plate 13: The Rio Blanco Strike: Textile workers enter the fight. January 7, 1907

1947
20th Century
11 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (30 x 22 cm)

Fernando Castro Pacheco, Mexican, (1918–2013)
Taller de Gráfica Popular, Mexican, b. 1937

Object Type: PRINTS
Creation Place: North America, Mexico
Medium and Support: Linocut
Accession Number: 17-G-5010(10)
See comment for 17-G-5010(1-78).

La Huelga De Rio Blanco: Los obreros textiles se lanzan a la lucha. 7 De Enero De 1907.
Grabado de Fernando Castro Pacheco.


Lucrecia Toriz, la heroína de los obreros textiles veracruzanos, encabezó a sus compañeros en la famosa huelga de Río Blanco, la cual fué disuelta por las tropas mercenarias de Rosalino Martínez, mediante el uso de las armas. Miles de trabajadores cayeron muertos y después de los sangrientos acontecimientos que indignaron a todo el país, se informó al Dictador Díaz que la “calma se había restablecido completamente”.


The Rio Blanco Strike: Textile workers enter the fight. January 7, 1907. Print by Fernando Castro Pacheco.

Lucrecia Toriz, the heroine of the textile workers from Veracruz, led her comrades in the famous strike of Rio Blanco, which was dissolved by the mercenary troops of Rosalino Martínez through the use of arms. Thousands of workers fell dead and after the bloody events that angered the whole country, Dictator Díaz was informed that calmness had been completely restored.

- Transcription and translation by Janice Prieto, '19
Current Location: Storage : Works on Paper : Drawers : D15

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