The first documentary film on the life, work and legacy of Richard Wright. Born outside Natchez, Mississippi in 1908, Wright overcame a childhood of poverty and oppression to become one of America's most influential writers. His first major works, Native Son and Black Boy, were runaway best sellers which are still mainstays of high school and college literature and composition classes.
Discussant: Dr. David A. Gilliam, Department of Modern Languages
This event was developed as apart of a series of events around the DePaul Theatre School's production of the play, " Native Son", which runs from Feb 8 - 19.
Monday, February 12 at 5:00pm to 7:00pm
DePaul Theatre School, Room 546 2350 N Racine Ave