Black Power: A Record of Reactions in a Land of Pathos (Richard Wright)

  "I had understood nothing. I was black and they were black, but my blackness did not help me."

"I had understood nothing. I was black and they were black, but my blackness did not help me."

U.SA. / 1954

Richard Wright was born in 1908 in Natchez, Mississippi. He published many other works of fiction and non-fiction aside from Native Son and Black Boy. This quote comes from one of his lesser known works: Black Power. Black Power is a travelogue of his experiences during his first trip to Ghana, where he ventured to learn more about its culture and politic landscape. This quote is in response to Wright's witnessing of a traditional Ghanaian dance. I have no idea where you could find this book. Maybe its on some deep web online marketplace? Anyway, I love Richard Wright! He was such a fearless and creative revolutionary.

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