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Natchez in Adams County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Richard Wright

 
 
Richard Wright Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, November 18, 2020
1. Richard Wright Marker
Inscription.  Childhood home of noted American author Richard Wright, while he lived with grandparents Richard and Margaret Wilson in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Author of "Native Son" and "Black Boy", Wright was born outside Natchez in rural Adams County in 1908. His lifelong quest for freedom led him to Paris, France, where he died in 1960.
 
Erected 1998 by Mississippi Department of Archives and History.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African AmericansArts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1908.
 
Location. 31° 34.011′ N, 91° 23.415′ W. Marker is in Natchez, Mississippi, in Adams County. Marker is at the intersection of East Woodlawn Street and Garden Street, on the left when traveling north on East Woodlawn Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 18 East Woodlawn Street, Natchez MS 39120, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wharlest Jackson, Sr. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Natchez Children's Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Sadie V. Thompson School (approx. ¼ mile away); The Burn
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Cottage Gardens (approx. 0.4 miles away); Gerard Brandon IV House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lisle-Shields Town House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Natchez.
 
Also see . . .  Richard Wright. (Submitted on April 8, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.)
 
Richard Wright Marker and House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tim Fillmon, November 18, 2020
2. Richard Wright Marker and House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 8, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 8, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida. This page has been viewed 331 times since then and 98 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 8, 2021, by Tim Fillmon of Webster, Florida.

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