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Author Richard Wright was born Sept. 4, 1908, in Roxie, Mississippi. He came from a family of sharecroppers in the Jim Crow South. He died Nov. 28, 1960, in Paris.

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He graduated from Smith Robertson Junior High School in Mississippi as valedictorian of the class of 1923. Wright would go on to write about racial discrimination and the plight of African-Americans during the 19th and 20th centuries.

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  1. Jay Contreras says:

    Interesting factoid about Mr. Wright: the FBI/CIA purportedly spied on him, as well as other black writers/actors of that time, like Paul Robeson, who they poisoned while he was visiting Russia & they later reportedly forcibly subjected him to electroshock therapy during a stay in a facility that was employing 'doctors' who were on the CIA payroll.

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