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Richard Wright and his extended family lived in this two-story Bronzeville home from 1929 to 1932. While residing in the second-floor apartment, Wright effectively began his professional literary career, writing his first novel, Lawd Today!, which was published posthumously in 1963. Wright distinguished himself as one of the 20th century’s most important authors, winning acclaim for his memoir Black Boy and novel Native Son, among others. He was inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class of 2010. The home was built in 1893, and designated a Chicago Landmark on Feb. 20, 2010.

Richard Wright and his extended family lived in this two-story Bronzeville home from 1929 to 1932. While residing in the second-floor apartment, Wright effectively began his professional literary career, writing his first novel, Lawd Today!, which was published posthumously in 1963. Wright distinguished himself as one of the 20th century’s most important authors, winning acclaim for his memoir Black Boy and novel Native Son, among others. He was inducted into the Chicago Literary Hall of Fame as part of the inaugural class of 2010. The home was built in 1893, and designated a Chicago Landmark on Feb. 20, 2010.

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