Charles W. Chesnutt

Charles W. Chesnutt

Born: June 20, 1858

Died: November 15, 1932

Nationality: American

Occupation: Novelist

Biography: Charles Waddell Chesnutt was an American author, essayist, political activist and lawyer, best known for his novels and short stories exploring complex issues of racial and social identity in the post-Civil War South. The legacy of slavery and interracial relations had resulted in many free people of color who had attained education before the war, as well as slaves and freedmen of mixed race.

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