Richard Wright Black boy (1945)


In the memoir Black Boy (1940), Richard Wright documents his efforts to find relief from the political, economic, and social terror he experiences growing up in the U.S. South in the first decades of the 20th century. In a 5-6 page paper, explain what about the Jim Crow social system made it impossible for Wright to remain in the south. Assess whether or not Wright was able to find the relief he sought in Chicago.

source: Richard wright Black boy (1945) Harper & brothers