Ruth Hale (feminist) - Early Life

Early Life

Hale was born in Rogersville, Tennessee, USA in 1887. At age 13 she entered the Hollins Institute (today Hollins University) in Roanoke, Virginia. Three years later she left to attend Drexel Academy of Fine Art (today Drexel University) in Philadelphia, where she studied painting and sculpture, but writing was her true calling.

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