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Black Boy

Black Boy


by Richard Wright

Current Events & Pop Culture

Available to teachers only as part of the Black Boy Teacher Pass

Black Boy Teacher Pass includes:

  • Assignments & Activities
  • Reading Quizzes
  • Current Events & Pop Culture articles
  • Discussion & Essay Questions
  • Challenges & Opportunities
  • Related Readings in Literature & History

Sample of Current Events & Pop Culture

Richard Wright—A Writer for a New Generation

This video hits on some key stuff Wright discusses. Students get to see snippets of black theater (remember when Wright worked for a theater via the WPA?), hear how Wright changed the way blacks thought of themselves, and why his work is so seminal. This might be a great introductory piece.