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Charles Chesnutt, Ohio-born though a Fayetteville resident from 1866 until the early 1880s, sought to educate whites on racial issues by use of the written word. His books present the Afro-American view of southern life.
Charles Chesnutt's second novel, The Marrow of Tradition, published in 1901, is a fictional account of the 1898 Wilmington Race Riot. Chesnutt hoped that through his writing, he could enlighten other Americans, especially non-Southerners, to the problem of race plaguing America.