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Name:  Ronne Hartfield  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1936 in Chicago, Illinois


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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