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The Free Colored People of North Carolina

Chesnutt's essay, "The Free Colored People of North Carolina," was published in the Southern Workman in March 1902. It tells the history of antebellum free blacks, a history of artisans, workers, and self-sufficient African American that many of Chesnutt's readers did not know. A history still unfamiliar to many.

Click Here for the etext of The Free Colored People of North Carolina taken from the Univeristy of Viriginia's etext center.