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About this collection

Included in this digital collection are items originating from various collections related to Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932).  Chesnutt was a prominent African-American writer, best known for his short stories, essays, and his biography about the antislavery leader Frederick Douglass.  His stories focused on folk life of African-Americans, civil rights, and racial intermarriage.  He moved to Cleveland in 1883 and is buried in Lake View Cemetery.  These collections include family photographs, memorabilia, documents, and manuscripts.

 
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