Clara Mcbride Hale


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Clara McBride Hale (April 1, 1905 – December 18, 1992), also known as Mother Hale, was an American humanitarian who founded the Hale House Center, a home for unwanted children and children who were born addicted to drugs.

Clara married shortly after high school and had two children, Nathan and Lorraine. In 1938, her husband died from cancer, and Hale struggled to support her children ... more »

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  • ''I'm not an American hero. I'm a person that loves children.''
    Clara Mcbride Hale (1905-1992), African American child care worker. As quoted in I Dream a World, by Brian Lanker (1989). Hale was a poor mother o...
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