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The American South: Its Stories, Music, and Art
From small farms to urban neighborhoods, from the region itself to the more distant worlds of the southern diaspora, we discover the stories, music, and art of the American South.
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The Region, the Diaspora, and the Mythic
1 People I Have Learned About in this Course:
Richard Wright (1908-1960)
African-American author of sometimes controversial novels, short stories, poems, and non-fiction
  • his literature concerns racial themes, especially those involving the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries
  • in 1946, Wright moved to Paris where he became friends with Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus
  • after becoming a French citizen in 1947, he continued to travel through Europe, Asia, and Africa