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Wright, Richard Nathaniel

Born: 1908 AD
Died: 1960 AD, at 52 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Novelists

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1908 - Born in Natchez, Mississipi

 

1932 - transferred to Chicago and joined the Communist Party

- also became a major contributor to the party's magazine and newspapers

 

1938 - Uncle Tom's Children

 

1940 - completed his most celebrated work entitled Native Son, a story of a Chicago youth victimized by a society owith the dominance of White

 

1941 - received the Spingarn Medal

 

1944 - broke with the party when his high ideals and outspoken militancy contradicted with the party's system

 

1945 - wrote an autobiography called Black Boy

 

1947 - moved to Paris and resolved to end racism

 

1953 - worked on his novel The Outsider

 

1954 - made a non-fiction entitled Black Power which was about the emerging African nation

 

1957 - published a collection of essays tackling racial issues called White Man, Listen!

 

1958 - The Long Dream

 

1960 - died

 

1961 - Eight Men, an array of short stories he wrote, was published

 

1977 - sequel of Black Boy entitled American Hunger came out


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