(This page was created by a Berea College student as part of a course on Chesnutt.)
1881: In December, Helen M. Chesnutt is born to Charles W. Chesnutt and Susan (Perry) Chesnutt.
1893: Helen enters Central High School.
1897: In June, Helen graduates from Central High School.
1902: Helen goes to Baltimore to teach. Then she begins substituting in Cleveland public schools. When she teaches at Cleveland public schools, she influences many of her students including a boy by the name of Langston Hughes. She then teaches at Central High School.
1917: Helen tours Europe with her father.
1921: In the summer, she begins to teach Latin at the Foreign Language School at Western Reserve University.
1925: Helen receives her M.A. at Columbia University.
1927: In November, she suffers a ruptured appendix followed by peritonitis.
1952: Helen publishes her book, Charles Waddell Chesnutt: Pioneer of the Color Line.
1969: Helen M. Chesnutt dies at the age of 88.