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William L. Andrews
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (Chapel Hill, NC 27599-1350)

A Study of the Life and Writings of Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932)

To study the life and literary career of Charles W. Chesnutt, the first important black writer of fiction in America. He played a critical role in the development of black literature and a significant role in the gradual awakening of white America to the situation of black people in the United States.

Project fields:
American Literature

Summer Stipends

Research Programs

Total amounts:
$2,000 (approved)
$2,000 (awarded)

Grant period:
6/1/1974 – 8/31/1974