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Chenault, John

(born: 1952) 

John Chenault is an author, freelance writer, poet, playwright, and musician. He is author of Blue Blackness and The Invisible Man Returns. He has been a member of the New Theater/Free Theater of Cincinnati since its inception in 1967. Chenault's work has appeared in a number of publications, and he has a number of playwright credits including the television drama Young Men Grow Older. Chenault's musical credits are also quite extensive, including The Fools of Time, a collaboration by Chenault and composer/bassist Frank Proto that premiered in February 2000. John Chenault was born in Cincinnati, OH, the son of Mary L. Stonom Chenault and John Walter Chenault. He was a reference librarian at the University of Louisville Library. In 2021, he joined the Universityof Louisville School of Medicine Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) as associate professor-director of anti-racism initiatives.

For more see John Chenault, at; the John Chenault entry in Contemporary Black Biography, vol. 40 (2004); Who's Who Among African Americans, 2003-2009; Selected Works of John Chenault.

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NKAA Source: Blue blackness
NKAA Source: The Invisible man returns: poems
NKAA Source: Young men grow older (screenplay)
NKAA Source: Fools of time
NKAA Source: Contemporary Black biography
NKAA Source: Who's who among African Americans

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