Charles W. Chesnutt Stamp


The US Postal Service recently released a Charles Waddell Chesnutt commemorative stamp, the 31st in its Black Heritage series.

Although not a North Carolinian by birth, Chesnutt spent a portion of his early life in Fayetteville, North Carolina, where his father had been born a mixed-race, free person of color. For more information on Chesnutt, see This Month in North Carolina History: August 1887 – “The Goophered Grapevine” and the UNC Library’s Documenting the American South, where you can read several of his works and a biographical sketch.