Sep. 3, 2020

September 4, 1908 Richard Wright Celebration Day

Today in African American History
Celebrating The Birthday of Richard Wright
The Icon With A Royal Typewriter & Pen
September 4, 1908

This morning I celebrate the life of Richard Wright by reading a brief biography as well as reading the powerful poem written by Richard Wright, Between The World and Me along with 6 haiku​ created by this literary genius. Please enjoy the brilliance of this remarkable brother of prose who had to leave the nation of his birth to reside on foreign​ shores to escape the evils that emanated​ ​in America​. His literary works are still placed high in annals of American Literature. How can you be an African American and not have read Native Son or Black Boy? This nation turned its back on Richard Wright’s genius and forced him to foreign shores but we must never forget Richard Wright’s impact on our communities and the greatness of his Royal Typewriter and Pen.