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Author Talk: Chester B. Himes: A Biography

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Reginald F. Lewis Museum

830 E Pratt St

Baltimore, MD 21202

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Author Lawrence P. Jackson will discuss his newly released book Chester B. Himes: A Biography, which explores the writings of Himes, including his Harlem Detective series which features two black NYPD detectives, Gravedigger Jones and Coffin Ed Johnson . The characters of Coffin Ed and Gravedigger appeared in the popular films Cotton Comes to Harlem (1970), Come Back, Charleston Blue (1972) and A Rage in Harlem (1991).

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