Richard Wright The Ethics Of Living Jim Crow Summary

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Richard Nathaniel Wright was an author, poet, and writer of fiction and nonfiction. He was born in Mississippi on September 4, 1908 to Nathan and Ella Wright. Wright’s father was a sharecropper, who abandoned his family responsibilities when his son was five years old. Wright learned as an early age the struggles of being an African American in the south, “a time when the American South was in its darkest age of racial segregation” (545). His short story “The Ethics of Living Jim Crow, an Autobiographical Sketch”, is a biography of the way Wright lived as an African American. The short story depicts the humiliation, inhumane treatment, and violence against blacks as seen through his eyes. The struggle to be treated fairly during this era was
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