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News Thu Apr 09 2009

Richard Wright Stamp

Today the United States Post Office will offer for nationwide sale a stamp commemorating Richard Wright, author of our Septmeber 2008 selection Native Son. Not only is Wright known for his racially charged depiction of Bigger Thomas's plight in 1930s Chicago, but he also worked for the Chicago Post Office as a letter sorter from 1927-1930. Wright is the 25th inductee into the USPS's Literary Arts series of stamps. Julia Keller of the Chicago Tribune writes her approval of the choice.

 
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