Richard Wright Rank
About Richard Wright
He was an American author who is known to have specialized in novels, poems, non-fiction and short stories. Most of his works were centered on significant plight of violence, discrimination, oppression, and injustice, which African Americans in the late 19th until mid-20th centuries suffered in the North and Southern parts of America. Due to his rigid acclimations, most schools of thought credit his works for having changed the racial relationship in America during the mid-20th century.
His father, Nathan Wright was a sharecropper while his mother, Ella Wilson was a school teacher. He is known to have had a brother named Leon Wright. He got married to Dhimah Meidman in 1939, a brief marriage that ended in 1940.
He married Ellen Poplar in 1941 and they both stayed married until his death in 1960. His children are Julia and Rachel Wright.
He received the "Spingarn Medal" from NAACP in 1941. Before that, he earned a "Story Magazine Award" in 1938.
He was installed into the "Chicago Literary Hall of Fame" in 2010.
His father dumped his family when he was 6.
His works have been translated into several languages such as Spanish, Russian, German, French and more.
Richard Wright Rank
Famous quotes by Richard Wright
Men can starve from a lack of self-realization as much as they can from a lack of bread.Richard Wright
The artist must bow to the monster of his own imagination.Richard Wright
The impulse to dream was slowly beaten out of me by experience. Now it surged up again and I hungered for books, new ways of looking and seeing.Richard Wright
Richard Wright's Popularity
Richard Wright was a famous American author, who was born on September 4, 1908. As a person born on this date, Richard Wright is listed in our database as the 83rd most popular celebrity for the day (September 4) and the 89th most popular for the year (1908).
People born on September 4 fall under the Zodiac sign of Virgo, the Virgin. Richard Wright is the 2811th most popular Virgo.
Aside from information specific to Richard Wright's birthday, Richard Wright is the 16234th most famous American.
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