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Richard Wright by Breanna Jaffe

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Richard Wright by Breanna Jaffe
Birth
He was born on September 4, 1908.
Place of Birth
He was born in Roxie, Mississippi.
Fact #1
Wright's mother was a sharecropper, and his father left when he was only five.
Wright managed to get a ninth grade education, but he was a voracious reader and showed early on he had a gift with words.
Fact #2
Fact #3
The more he read about the world, the more he longed to see it. “I want to my life to count for something.”
Fact #4
In 1927, he left the South and moved to Chicago, where he worked at a post office and also swept streets.


Fact #5
. He published his first short story at the age of sixteen. He’s well known for the 1940 bestseller Native Son and his 1945 autobiography Black Boy.

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