Chesnutt, Charles W. The Conjure Woman. Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1927.
The Conjure Woman was written by Charles W. Chesnutt and was published by the Houghton Mifflin Company in 1927. It is a compilation of short stories that was originally published in 1899 and is considered an influential piece of work in African American literature.
Charles W. Chesnutt Charles W. Chesnut was born in Cleveland, Ohio on June 20th, 1858. He was an author and political activist, known for his works exploring racial and social issues in the post-Civil War south. Some of his most known works include The Conjure Woman, The Wife of his Youth and Other Stories of the Color-Line, and The House Behind the Cedars.
Ruth Herrick Born on July 6, 1895 in Ohio, Ruth Herrick became known as one of the first women physicians in Michigan. She studied at the University of Chicago Medical College and at Blodgett Memorial Hospital. Afterwards she began her practice in 1931 in Grand Rapids. She was an avid collector and took a strong interest in archaeology, having lectured at the Greenfield Village Museum and wrote and published a book entitled "Greentown glass: the Indiana Tumbler and Goblet Company and allied manufacturers (1959)". In 1961 she cooperated with the Kent County Medical Society in compiling a historic medical collection. She retired in 1973 and later passed away after an automobile accident on June 7, 1974, with many of her assets bequeathed to the Public Museum.