Ruth Hartley Mosley was a pioneer in Macon's African-American history.As Ruth rose to social prominence in Macon over the years, she traveled widely, took speech lessons, and developed a refined speaking style. She also established a beautiful home on Spring Street in Macon’s historic district, near the Steward Chapel AME Church, where she served for many years as trustee and treasurer. When she died in 1975 at age 89, Ruth’s estate included two trust funds. The first established the Ruth Hartley Mosley Memorial Fund which provided assistance to needy students seeking to become nurses or other providers of health care. The other fund established the Ruth Hartley Mosley Memorial Women’s Center, located in her home on Spring Street. The facility is also available for rental for intimate weddings, receptions, showers, and other special events.