Native Son is a novel written by Richard Wright. The novel tells the story of 20-year-old Bigger Thomas, a black American youth living in utter poverty in Chicago's South Side in the 1930s. The novel's treatment of Bigger & his motivations conforms to the conventions of literary naturalism. Very racially charged political novel. Richard Wright lived in Chicago for almost ten years during the mid 1920's to the 1930's leaving in 1937 to move to NYC.
Mural "The Wall of Day Dreaming and Man's Inhumanity to Man"
By Bill Walker, Mitchell Caton, and Santi Isrowuthakul (1974) Location: Interesction of 47th Street and Calumet Ave. on 47th Street Blues District, Bronzeville neighborhood.