Imagining the Future

World War II affected the ways in which Wadleigh students were able to imagine their future. In a world like the one they were living in, just imagining a future was a radical act in itself. Looking through their school’s windows in search of tomorrow, these girls saw different things and expressed them in their writing. In what follows, we present three of these 'windows' and take a glance at what these students imagined through these.





 1. Clarence Taylor, "To Be a Good American: The New york City Teachers Union and Race during the Second World War", in Clarence Taylor (Ed.), Civil Rights in New York City: From World War II to the Giuliani Era (New York: Fordham University Press, 2010).

 2.Martha Biondi, To Stand and Fight. The Struggle for Civil Rights in Postwar New York City (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2003), 3.
 3. Ibíd., 19.