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My Grandpops, Richard Wright, and the Chicago Post Office

Not all history makes headlines, and that’s okay

Richard Wright in 1940. Photo: MPI/Getty Images

It wasn’t until I was a grown woman that I fully realized the significance of my grandfather working alongside — and befriending — a guy named Richard Wright at the Chicago post office. My pops, a church elder, and Wright, a writer becoming, were both sorters at the old main post office…




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