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Issued: Jan 31, 2008. 41¢ Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932), Mint and never hinged.
Charles W. Chesnutt, was the first African-American writer to receive major acclaim when in 1887 his short story “The Goophered Grapevine” appeared in the Atlantic Monthly. He often spoke out against racial discrimination; his writings were well known for their probing into the fight for civil rights — often revealing the contradictions at the heart of attitudes toward race. Chesnutt received the NAACP’s Spingarn Award for his “pioneer work as a literary artist depicting the life and struggles of Americans of Negro descent.” (APS)
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