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MPB Classic – Richard Wright: Black Boy
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Don't miss a special airing of the MPB Classic, "Richard Wright: Black Boy," Monday, October 23 at 9 p.m. on MPB Television. 

African-American author Richard Wright was born in 1908 on a plantation outside Natchez, Mississippi. Wright overcame a childhood of poverty and oppression to become one of America's most influential writers. The program intercuts dramatic excerpts from "Native Son" and "Black Boy" with historical footage and the recollections of friends and associates, including Ralph Ellison, and Wright's daughter, Julia.