Richard Wright (1908-1960)

Death: 28th November 1960
Cause of Death: Heart Attack
Location: Cimetière du Père Lachaise, Paris, France Plot: Division 87 (columbarium), urn 848
Photo taken by: David N. Lotz
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African-American author of sometimes controversial novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction. Much of his literature concerns racial themes, especially related to the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries, who suffered discrimination and violence in the South and the North. Literary critics believe his work helped change race relations in the United States in the mid-20th century.  In 1946 he moved to Paris and became a French citizen in 1947.