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Ronne Hartfield

Born: 1936 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Hartfield was born and raised in Chicago and attended Wendell Phillips High School and local universities.

Biography: Born Ronola Rone, Hartfield is a poet, essayist, and international museum consultant. She attended the University of Chicago for both her undergraduate and masterís degree. Her B.A. is in History and her M.A. is in Theology and Literature. The former Womanís Board Endowed Executive Director of Museum Education at the Art Institute of Chicago, Hartfield was also the executive director of Chicago-based Urban Gateways: The Center for Arts in Education. In 2006, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters by DePaul University.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Non-Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

The History Makers Interview :
Ronne Hartfield on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Another way home :
ISBN: 0226318230 OCLC: 53954137

University of Chicago Press, Chicago : ©2004.

"In her prologue to Another Way Home, Ronne Hartfield notes the dearth of stories about African Americans who have occupied the area of mixed race with ease and harmony for generations. Spanning most of the twentieth century, Hartfield's book celebrates the special occasion of being born and reared in a household where miscegenation was the rule rather than the exception - where being a woman of mixed race could be a fundamental source of strength, vitality, and courage."