Those who set in motion the forces of evil cannot always control them afterwards.
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|Birth:||20th June, 1858|
|Death:||15th November, 1932|
|Profession:||Activist, Educator, Essayist, Lawyer, Writer|
Charles Waddell Chesnutt was born in Cleveland, Ohio. He was an American writer, essayist, educator, political activist and lawyer. Two of his books were adapted as silent films in 1926 and 1927 by the African-American director and producer Oscar Micheaux. Following the civil rights movement of the 20th century, interest in Chesnutt's works was revived. During the early 20th century in Cleveland, Chesnutt established what became a highly successful court reporting business, which provided his main income. He eventually was promoted to assistant principal of the normal school in Fayetteville, one of a number of historically black colleges established for the training of black teachers.
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