Zona Gale

Zona Gale (1874 - 1938) was American author and playwright. Born in Portage, Wisconsin she became known as a fiction writer. She wrote a very popular series called "Friendship Village." Gale also wrote a novel titled "Miss Lulu Bett" which she adapted as a play and for which she won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1921. Active in the National Women's Party Gale lobbied for the enactment of the Wisconsin Equal Rights Law. Enacted in 1921, the law prohibited discrimination against women. Gale and Clarence Darrow were friends. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division, LC-DIG-ggbain-07909.