Richard Wright (one of my greatest influences) is 111 today & remains one of the strongest, most enduring and most fearless American writers that ever wrote a word.
“I am Black and I have seen Black Hands
Raised in fists of revolt, side by side
With the fists of white workers
And some day-and it is only this which sustains me-
Someday there shall be millions and millions of them
On some red day in a burst of fists on a new horizon.”
-Richard Wright (The Richard Wright Reader, p. 24)