Evelina Antonetty: “The Hell Lady of the Bronx”

Learn about the beautiful and powerful activist work done by Evelina Antonnety "The hell lady of The Bronx". Evelina was committed to improve the quality of life for Puerto Rican children of the South Bronx. Her work resulted in bilingual education accessible in the South Bronx through United Bronx Parents, food activism and free lunch programs in school, and empowering members of the community to get involved in their children’s education. "The Hell Lady of the Bronx" downloadable exhibition, created by CENTRO, is a free tool for teachers that consists of archival documents and other primary resources from the CENTRO archives. This exhibition provides context on Evelina’s work and how she improved the lives of the youth in the South Bronx through food activism and advocating for improved education. The exhibition comes with downloadable and free teaching materials available below.

Resources

Evelina Centennial at CENTRO

Join CENTRO, Hunter College, Hostos Community College, and the Evelina Centennial Committee to celebrate the life, legacy, and immensely impactful work done by The Hell Lady of the Bronx, Evelina Antonetty. This celebration included a panel presentation on her work...

Exhibition Panel 1: Intro "The Hell Lady of The Bronx"

"The Hell Lady of The Bronx", Panel 01: Intro

Exhibition Panel 02: "The Hell Lady of The Bronx"

"The Hell Lady of The Bronx" Exhibit, Panel 02: Education Activism

Exhibition Panel 03: "The Hell Lady of The Bronx"

"The Hell Lady of The Bronx", Panel 03: Community Activism

Exhibition Panel 04: "The Hell Lady of The Bronx"

"The Hell Lady of The Bronx", Panel 04: Food Activism

Exhibition Panel 05 & 06: "The Hell Lady of The Bronx"

"The Hell Lady of The Bronx", Panel 05 & Panel 06: Youth

Evelina Teaching Aid

Community building and leadership contributions to New York City teaching aid