Charles W. Chesnutt Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Famous Books, Net Worth

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Charles W. Chesnutt (Charles Waddell Chesnutt)

Last Updated: 12 Jun, 2023 | Views: 229

Age: 74

Profession: Author

Other Profession(s): Writer, Lawyer, Political Activist

Famous For: African-American Writer And Activist

Charles W. Chesnutt Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
20 Jun, 1858 (74 Years 04 Months 26 Days)
Birth Country
United States
Birth State/Province
Birth District
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Died on
15 Nov, 1932
Cause of Death

Charles W. Chesnutt Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography)
Charles Waddell Chesnutt, a great author, was born on June 20, 1858, and died on November 15, 1932. In the post-Civil War South, he explored complex issues of racial and social identity through his novels and short stories. The African-American director and producer Oscar Micheaux adapted two of his books into silent films in 1926 and 1927. There was a revival of interest in Chesnutt's works during the 20th century, following the Civil Rights Movement.
During the year following his employment at the normal school, Chesnutt married Susan Perry, a young African American from an affluent family.
1887: As a law student and bar exam passed in Cleveland, Chesnutt studied law.
First published in August 1887 in "The Atlantic Monthly," "The Goophered Grapevine" was his first short story.
2005: Chesnutt found this manuscript among his manuscripts and published it, dealing with white characters and their society.
1899: His next collection of short stories was "The Wife of His Youth and Other Stories of the Color Line," published.
Charles Chesnutt's writings bridge the gap between the local color school of American literature and literary realism.
Other Works:
1899: The Conjure Woman
1900: The House Behind the Cedars
1901: The Marrow of Tradition
1905: The Colonel's Dream


Charles W. Chesnutt Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 170 cm
In Meters 1.70 m
In Feet & Inches 5'5"
Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 70 kg
In Pounds 154 Ibs
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Hair Color

Charles W. Chesnutt Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
Andrew Chesnutt
Mother's Name
Ann Maria Sampson Chesnutt
Susan Perry
Edwin J. Chesnutt
Helen Maria Chesnutt, Ethel Chesnutt, Dorothy K. Chesnutt Slade
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