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Ethel P. Chesnutt Timeline

(This page was created by a Berea College student as part of a course on Chesnutt.)

1879: In April, Ethel P. Chesnutt is born to Charles W. Chesnutt and Susan (Perry) Chesnutt.

1893: Ethel enters Central High School.

1897: In June, she graduates from Central High School. In the fall, Ethel begins studies at Smith College in Northampton, MA.

1901: Ethel graduates from Smith College in June and becomes an instructor at Tuskegee Institute.

1902: In November, she quits Tuskegee and marries Edward Williams.

1903: In October, her son, Charles Waddell Chesnutt Williams, is born.e.