Biography of Richard Wright
"Words can be weapons against injustice," wrote Richard Wright. These words are evidenced by Wright?s own career as a successful black writer emerging during a period of racial oppression and economic hardship. Born September 4, 1908 on a plantation in Roxie, Mississippi, Wright came into a family embedded in the Southern tradition. His grandfather had been a slave, and his father was an illiterate sharecropper and mill worker. At the age of...