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September 4, 1908 Richard Nathainel Wright was born
In 1936, his story ‘Big Boy Leaves Home’ was published in ‘New Caravan’ and the same year he joined the National Negro Congress and became the chairman of the South Side Writer's Group
Black Boy Got Published
Wright moves to Paris!
Richard Wright First Daughter
Pagan Spain is published and White Man Listen is published.
Richard graduates college
Richard left the band after The Wall tour.
Wright later acted as an arranger to Waters and Gilmour's compositions. He began to contribute less towards the end of the 1970s
Rejoined the band as a session player
Became a full member for the Division Bell
After rejoining Waters, Mason and Gilmour as Pink Floyd for Live 8
he became part of Gilmour's regular solo touring band, singing occasional lead on songs such as "Arnold Layne", before his death
A collection of Wright's travel writings was published by Mississippi University Press in 2001
Ellen Wright, who died on April 6, 2004, aged 92, was the executrix of the Richard Wright Estate and, in that capacity, she sued a biographer in Wright v. Warner Books, Inc
In April 2009, Wright was featured on a U.S. postage stamp. The 61-cent, two-ounce rate stamp is the 25th installment of the literary arts series and features a portrait of Wright in front of snow-swept tenements on the South Side of Chicago, a scene that recalls the setting of Native Son
In 2010, Wright was inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame
In 2012, the Historic Districts Council and the Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission, in collaboration with the Fort Greene Association
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