New Stamp Revealed in Honor of Richard Wright


African American author Richard Wright was born in Mississippi and died in Paris but it was Chicago where he spent 10 years establishing a career as a revered writer.  The U.S Postal Service recently debuted a new 61-cent stamp honoring the “Native Son” novelist, who also worked as a postal clerk in the Windy City, and features Chicago’s South Side as the backdrop. Kadir Nelson, the designer of the stamp, obtained a 1930’s picture of Chicago’s South Side to use for the illustration.  Wright is the 25th American author to receive this accolade. -PS

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