Richard Wright

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Richard Wright

Richard Wright was a black novelist whose books "portray a racist society in stark terms and who was well known to be a socialist and member of the Communist Party." He became an anti-communist in his later years, he wrote an essay for "The God That Failed," a 1949 book that compiled six essays from ex-communist writers and journalists.

Richard Wright was born September 4, 1908, near Natchez, Mississippi, U.S.—died November 28, 1960, Paris, France

Battle with James Baldwin

Richard Wright was publicly criticized by James Baldwin.[1]

The Daily Worker

Wright contributed to the Daily Worker, which later became People's World after several merges.[2]