Richard Wright, 1908-1960,   Journalist, Author, Poet /African American writer and poet Richard Wright is best known for Black Boy, a moving account of his childhood and youth in the South.

Richard Wright, 1908-1960, Journalist, Author, Poet /African American writer and poet Richard Wright is best known for Black Boy, a moving account of his childhood and youth in the South.

Richard Wright (September 4, 1908 – November 28, 1960) was an African-American author of sometimes controversial novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction.

Richard Wright (September 4, 1908 – November 28, 1960) was an African-American author of sometimes controversial novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction.

Key West Authors - 1984. Back row - James Merrill, Evan Rhoads, Edward Howar, Allison Laurie, Shel Silverstein,Bill Manville,Joseph Lash,Arnold Sondguard,John Williams, Richard Wilbur, James Boatwright. Middle row - Bill Wright,John Ciardi,David Kaufelt,Philip Caputo,Philip Burton, John Malcom Brinnin. Front - Susan Nadler, Thomas McGuane. Photo credit - Don Kincaid.

Key West Authors - 1984. Back row - James Merrill, Evan Rhoads, Edward Howar, Allison Laurie, Shel Silverstein,Bill Manville,Joseph Lash,Arnold Sondguard,John Williams, Richard Wilbur, James Boatwright. Middle row - Bill Wright,John Ciardi,David Kaufelt,Philip Caputo,Philip Burton, John Malcom Brinnin. Front - Susan Nadler, Thomas McGuane. Photo credit - Don Kincaid.

Richard Nathaniel Wright (September 4, 1908 – November 28, 1960) was an African-American author

Richard Nathaniel Wright (September 4, 1908 – November 28, 1960) was an African-American author

Richard Wright (author) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Richard Wright (author) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rayson, Ann. "Richard Wright's Life." Richard Wright's Life. Oxford University Press, 2000. Web. 25 Feb. 2013. ~ Richard Wright was a famous author whose work, sometimes controversial, was related the the racial struggles. His works helped redefine the race relations in the US in the 20th century.

Rayson, Ann. "Richard Wright's Life." Richard Wright's Life. Oxford University Press, 2000. Web. 25 Feb. 2013. ~ Richard Wright was a famous author whose work, sometimes controversial, was related the the racial struggles. His works helped redefine the race relations in the US in the 20th century.

Plaque commemorating Wright's residence in Paris, at 14th Monsieur-le-Prince street

Plaque commemorating Wright's residence in Paris, at 14th Monsieur-le-Prince street

Richard Wright. Native Son's author---Interesting. I don't think I've ever see him before. I a lot of ways, it was as difficult as James Baldwin. But, I was I more quickly able to latch onto a "familiar figure" I guess. His "mama."

Richard Wright. Native Son's author---Interesting. I don't think I've ever see him before. I a lot of ways, it was as difficult as James Baldwin. But, I was I more quickly able to latch onto a "familiar figure" I guess. His "mama."

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