Charles W. Chestnutt

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Birthday
20, 1858
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Nov 17, 1932 (74)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
20, 1858
Birthplace
Ohio
Death Date
Nov 17, 1932 (74)

About

An American author and political activist, he wrote novels dealing with the theme of race. The Marrow of Tradition remains one of his most famous works.

Before Fame

After passing the bar exam, he established a legal stenography business.

Trivia

He was seven-eighths white, but he identified himself as an African American.

Family Life

He married Susan Perry in 1878.

Associated With

He was invited to Mark Twain's 70th birthday party.