Richard Wright (author)
African-American writer (1908-1960)
Richard Nathaniel Wright (September 4, 1908 – November 28, 1960) was an American author best known for his novels that talk about the discrimination and violence experienced by many African Americans of the late 19th to mid-20th centuries. Literary critics believe his work helped change race relations in the United States in the mid-20th century.
|Born||Richard Nathaniel Wright|
September 4, 1908
Plantation, Roxie, Mississippi, U.S.
|Died||November 28, 1960 (aged 52)|
|Genre||Drama, fiction, non-fiction, autobiography|
|Notable works||Uncle Tom's Children, Native Son, Black Boy, The Outsider|
- ↑ Alan Wald, "On Richard Wright's Centennial: The Great Outsider" Archived 2012-11-06 at the Wayback Machine, Solidarity.
- The story of his life is retold in the radio drama "Black Boy", a presentation from Destination Freedom