The Childhood, Education and Achievements of Richard Wright
Richard Wright was the son of an illiterate sharecropper. He was brought up in a dysfunctional home where he suffered poverty and abandonment. He became an essential figure in the development of African American literature, and has been called one of the most powerful writers of the twentieth century. Although Richard Wright experienced a poverty-stricken childhood, he managed to gain a partial education and finally, achieved recognition
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Black Boy, continue to be used in high school and colleges throughout America. He has influenced many upcoming writers, as well as many upcoming African-Americans.
Clarke, John. “Richard Wright- Black Boy.” Independent Television Service (ITVS). Online, Internet. 4 Feb. 2000.
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