Friday, 30 August 2019

1075) Carmelita Torres

Carmelita Torres (1900 - ?). Mexican woman known for starting the 1917 Bath riots on the Mexico-United States border between Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and El Paso, Texas. At the time of the riots, she was 17 years old and working as a maid in the United States. She has been called "the Latina Rosa Parks".

- "Carmelita Torres was the "red-haired Mexican woman"..."

- “Led by Carmelita Torres, an auburn-haired young woman of 17..."…/women-in-labor-history/

- "Described as an “auburn-haired amazon,” Torres, just a teenage girl at the time, initiated a little-known revolt called the bath riot.…/remembering-carmelita-torres-the-t…/

- "Auburn-haired amazon at Santa Fe Street Bridge leads feminine outbreak."…/67…/metapth198630/m1/1/zoom/…

No comments:

Post a Comment