Richard R. Wright, Sr., 1902

Title

Richard R. Wright, Sr., 1902

Subject

Richard R. (Major) Wright, Sr.

Description

Richard R. "Major" Wright, Sr (1853-1947) became a leader in African-American education in Georgia, founding Ware High School in Atlanta, the first public school in the state to permit Black enrollment, and serving as president of the Georgia State Industrial College. He eventually moved north to Philadelphia, where his son R.R. Wright, Jr. had already relocated, helping his son establish the Citizens & Southern Bank in 1921.

Creator

G.F. Richings

Source

Evidences of Progress Among Colored People, University of North Carolina

Publisher

WCU 610/ HON 452 Great Migration and Digital History

Date

1902

Contributor

Amanda Tuttle, Dante Silicato

Format

JPG

Type

Still Image

Original Format

Photo

Files

wright, sr.jpg


Citation

G.F. Richings, “Richard R. Wright, Sr., 1902,” Goin' North, accessed July 20, 2024, http://goinnorth.org/items/show/452.