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Wright Richard 1908 -- 1960 Richard Wright was born on September 4 1908 in Natchez Mississippi Richards mother was a schoolteacher and his father who deserted the family when Richard was four was an illiterate sharecropper The family moved to Memphis Tennessee in 1914 Young Richards schooling was spotty he did not attend a complete year of school until about the seventh grade due to constant moving Although Richard was all ways on the move he maintained good grades but never got to form a sense of security nor any deep relationships Richard had many experiences that are not fit for a child One of which are the beatings he would receive He was once nearly beaten to death by his own mother He was often beaten by other relatives as well He knew what it was to be a victim of racial hatred before he had learned to read because he was living with his aunt when her husband was lynched by a White mob Richards formal education ended after the ninth grade in Jackson Mississippi He was the valedictorian of his class The fact that Richards manuscript The Voodoo of Hells Half-acre had been published in the local black paper set him apart from his classmates He was a youth upon whom a somberness of spirit had already settled Early in age Richard decided he wanted to be a writer He moved to Chicago where he had access to public libraries with the use of a white colleagues library card He read all he could of Mencken Dostoevsky Theodore Dreiser and Henry and William James His interest in social problems and psychology led to get to know the sociologist Louis Wirth When Richards mother brother and aunt came to Chicago he supported them holding many different jobs over time One job in particular as a postal clerk until 1929 After months of living on public welfare he got a job in the
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