Lecturer: Dr. Regennia N. Williams, Distinguished Scholar of African American History and Culture
Date: Tuesday, February 16
About the Event: In the life and work of Charles Waddell Chesnutt, we find the threads that weave together much of the story of early twentieth-century African American leadership in Cleveland and many of the challenges associated with living life along the ever-present color line. A celebrated writer and successful business owner, Chesnutt was also known for his activism and reform efforts. This presentation will consider both his literary life and his work in civic affairs, from the turn of the century through the “New Negro Movement” of the 1920s.
The Cleveland Civics History Series is sponsored by the Cleveland History Center, Siegal Lifelong Learning Program at Case Western Reserve University, and the League of Women Voters – Greater Cleveland.