March 2013 JSU Reading Community – Native Son by Richard Wright
February 15th, 2013 by fannielou
March 21, 2013
The JSU Reading Community
Native Son by Richard Wright
Dollye M.E. Robinson Liberal Arts Building Room 166/266
Novel by Richard Wright published in 1940. The novel addresses the issue of white American society’s responsibility for the repression of blacks. The plot charts the decline of Bigger Thomas, a young African-American imprisoned for two murders–the accidental smothering of his white employer’s daughter and the deliberate killing of his girlfriend to silence her. In his cell Thomas confronts his growing sense of injustice and concludes that violence is the only alternative to submission to white society.