Richard Nathaniel Wright, grandson of slaves, was born on a plantation near Natchez, Mississippi, on September 4, 1908. His father, Nathaniel, was an illiterate sharecropper, and his mother, Ella, was a schoolteacher. When Wright was five, his father abandoned the family, and his mother worked various jobs outside the home. For a time, Wright and his brother were placed in an orphanage, and later they were shifted among various relatives in Mississippi and Arkansas. Around 1920, Ella suffered a... więcej
Salem Press Biographical Encyclopedia, 2019. 3p.