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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Ronne Hartfield  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1936 in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Hartfield was born and raised in Chicago and attended Wendell Phillips High School and local universities.

Biographical and Professional Information

Born Ronola Rone, Hartfield is a poet, essayist, and international museum consultant. She attended the University of Chicago for both her undergraduate and master’s degree. Her B.A. is in History and her M.A. is in Theology and Literature. The former Woman’s 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.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Another way home :
ISBN: 0226318230. OCLC Number: 53954137

University of Chicago Press,. .

"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."