The grandson of a slave and native of Mississippi, Richard Wright will forever be remembered for his books “Black Boy” and “Native Son.”
September 30 kicked off the American Society of Journalists and Authors' Banned Books Week. Started in 1982, the campaign was a reaction to schools and libraries pulling books off the shelves because of their objections to language and subject matter.
Born on Rucker Plantation in Roxie, Mississippi, near Natchez, Richard Wright was the grandson of a slave and is now remembered for his now timeless works of Southern literature, including "Black Boy" and "Native Son."
School starting in many locations across the country today got us thinking about those required reading lists. As an adult, you have a second chance to rediscover some of them - on your own time and with no pop quiz afterward.