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Mr. Taylor's Funeral

"Mr. Taylor's Funeral"
Crisis, IX (April, 1915), 313-16; X (May, 1915), 34-37.
(Reprinted in Short Fiction, 1974, pp. 261-70.)

In this light story, Chesnutt exposes the territorial battles between rival religions--Methodist and Baptist--for the allegiance of the black middle class.

The text was scanned from the original magazine copy in the Jackson Library at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro or from a copy secured through interlibrary loan from other libraries across the country. The scanning was done in the Jackson Library computer laboratory by John M. Freiermuth as a part of his Senior Thesis Project. The OCR scanning was done through the Caere Omnipage Professional 9.0. Proof reading was performed by John M. Freiermuth, and the project was completed on November 1999.

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