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Evelina's Harlem: A Puerto Rican Educational Journey Through Time and Space

Evelina López Antonetty was known by some as the Mother of the Puerto Rican Community, and by others as the Hell Lady of the Bronx. This exhibit, by Lauren Lefty, follows her journey. Before Antonetty assumed the role of well-known community organizer and leader of the United Bronx Parents (UBP), Inc., she spent her high school years at Wadleigh in Harlem. 




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Back to the Futures of Wadleigh Students

This exhibit, created by Esther Cyna, focuses on Wadleigh Junior High School and explores past ideas about the future, as they appeared in the school's yearbooks through students' imagination and understanding of the world, as well as adult visions about children's education--its shape, purpose and meaning in the particular context of Harlem in the 1960s. This exhibit was open for review during a 30-day period in February 2017. 





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The War that Wadleigh Students Imagined

In this exhibit, Rodrigo Mayorga analyzes yearbooks of an all-girls Harlem high school, Wadleigh High School, during World War II. The exhibit explores how young women at Wadleigh were thinking about World War II. This exhibit intends to show how, through historical imagination and writing, Wadleigh students made sense of what they and the world were experiencing, inhabiting a Past that was already gone, a Present they were part of, and a Future they wanted to build. 


Learning the Landscape: Deborah Lucas-Davis on Growing Up in Harlem

This exhibit, created by Brittney Lewer, shares Harlem resident Deborah Lucas-Davis’s account of being a student in Harlem in the 1950s and 1960s. It explores her experiences at Wadleigh Junior High School and continued involvement with Wadleigh's annual alumni reunion.This exhibit was open for review during a 30-day period in January 2019. 




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