Charles Chesnutt Symposium, January 23, 2008 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m., J. C. Jones Board of Trustees Room, 2nd Floor, Chesnutt Library, Fayetteville State University
Charles W. Chesnutt, Author Wasn't Afraid to Show His True Colors
Published on Tuesday, October 09, 2007, Fayetteville Observer
MYRON PITTS PITTSM@FAYOBSERVER.COM or 486-3559.
Charles W. Chesnutt, Fayetteville’s famous author, is due to get his own stamp in January
Chesnutt grew to manhood in the 1860s and 1870s, when America’s color line stood as strong as the wrought iron shackles from the slave ships. One drop of black blood meant, and to some degree still means, a person was black. Or mulatto. But mainly, “not white.”
STAMP HONORS BLACK AUTHOR - SEEN AS 1ST AFRICAN AMERICAN WRITER TO RECEIVE MAJOR ACCLAIM
Paying Tribute to Charles Chesnutt, Stamp Honors Black Author
Published on 2007-10-05, Page 3B, Charlotte Observer, The (NC)
DAVID PERLMUTT, DPERLMUTT@CHARLOTTEOBSERVER.COM
He taught school in Charlotte and Fayetteville, but Charles Chesnutt's legacy would come as a 19th- and 20th-century writer who constantly probed the color line.
On Thursday, Chesnutt, with deep N.C. roots, became the 31st African American honored by the U.S. Postal Service for its Black Heritage stamp series. The stamp's unveiling came at a reception during the 92nd convention of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. The group is...