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Transcript of Richard Wright
Life In New York
In 1937 Richard moved to New York. He became the Harlem editor of the Daily Worker. He received 500 dollars for his short story "Fire and Cloud". He gained attention for the collection of 4 short stories called "Uncle Tom's Children". The collection earned him a Guggenheim Fellowship. Then he completed Native Son.
In 1940 'Native Son' was published. It was about a 20 year old
male named Bigger Thomas,.This book brought Wright fame. It was at the top of the bestsellers list and it was the first book by an African=American to be selected by the Book-Of-The-Month-Club.
Also in 1945 he published 'Black Boy'.
Richard Wright continued to write novels like The Outsider, The Long Dream, Black Power, and White Man Listen! Sadly Wright died of a heart attack on November 28, 1960 in Paris, France.
Richard Wright was an author who was born on September 4,
1908 in Roxie, Mississippi. He wrote poems,novels,and non fiction.He lived with his grandmother from 1920 to 1925. He excelled in grade school. At the age of 16 he published his first book.
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In 1964, sister and I stayed with relatives in South Boston, Virginia. They passed the civil rights bill that summer and my cousins and their friends were excited to be able to use the big white pool, the only one.