Welcome to the Charles W. Chesnutt Association

80+ short stories. 3 novels (and 6 more unpublished). Essay, speeches, a biography of Frederick Douglass. Chesnutt’s writings are remarkably varied in genre, style, and voice.  As archival materials and correspondence reveal, he worked at his craft, revising and reshaping work again and again.  He was also prolific. Writing in every genre, he probed deeply and imaginatively, with both an ethical sense and a capacity for play, some of the most complex issues in American society. 

The Charles Chesnutt Association welcomes all.  Join us.

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  • Lorraine Hansberry worked for years on turning Chesnutt’s The Marrow of Tradition into a play.