Francelia Butler (née McWilliams) born Cleveland, OH April 25, 1913 (d. 1998). Literature professor at Univ. of Connecticut; journalist and children's writer. Founded International Peace Games, 1990.
"People are beginning to have hope now that peace can be a reality after centuries of conflict. . . They're beginning to see maybe there are ways of negotiating solutions." (New York Times, May 20, 1990; photo Hollins Univ.)