Sunday, June 20, 2010
It's a Lulu by Lulu Zhong, Courier Staff Artist
From wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Charles Waddell Chesnutt (June 20, 1858 – November 15, 1932) was an African American author and political activist best known for novels and short stories from Fayetteville, North Carolina. His paternal grandfather was a white slaveholder. Issues of miscegenation, "passing", and racial identity would influence his writing throughout his career.
After the Civil War, the family returned to Fayetteville, where they ran a grocery store. Charles entered school at the age of eight, and at sixteen, became a student-teacher to help support his family following his mother's death. He continued to study and teach, eventually becoming assistant principal of the normal school in Fayetteville.
Read The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt, one of five of his works available free from Project Gutenberg.