New York: Harper & Brothers, . First Edition (& 1st printing). Octavo, original brick paper-covered boards with black cloth spine lettered in white. 358 pp., frontispiece, Map, Index. A fine copy in a near fine dust jacket, price corner clipped. Item #312669
¶ Non-fiction; BLACK POWER is an impassioned chronicle of the author's trip to Africa's Gold Coast before it became the free nation of Ghana. It speaks eloquently of empowerment and possibility, and resonates loudly to this day. Wright is most famous for his 1940 novel NATIVE SON; his literature concerns racial themes, especially related to the plight of African Americans during the late 19th to mid-20th centuries suffering discrimination and violence. Literary critics believe his work helped change race relations in the United States in the mid-20th century.