Wright in a 1939 photograph by Carl Van Vechten
A historic marker in Natchez, Mississippi, commemorating Richard Wright, who was born near the city
Canada Lee as Bigger Thomas in the Orson Welles production of Native Son (1941)
Plaque commemorating Wright's residence in Paris, at 14, rue Monsieur le Prince.
Banned Books Week reading of Black Boy at Shimer College in 2013

For instance, the LOA text of Richard Wright's Native Son restored a number of passages that had been previously cut.

- Library of America

American Hunger, which was published posthumously in 1977, was originally intended by Wright as the second volume of Black Boy. The Library of America edition of 1991 finally restored the book to its original two-volume form.

- Richard Wright (author)
Wright in a 1939 photograph by Carl Van Vechten

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Native Son

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Canada Lee as Bigger Thomas in the original Broadway production of Native Son (1941), produced and directed by Orson Welles

Native Son (1940) is a novel written by the American author Richard Wright.

Library of America published a restored draft version of the book assembled by editor Arnold Rampersad.