Academic journal article Southern Quarterly

Appendix A: Richard Wright Ramble Map

Academic journal article Southern Quarterly

Appendix A: Richard Wright Ramble Map

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Directions and Annotations for the Richard Wright Ramble Map

For more information about the sites below, see comments by Charles Wright on pages 117-30.

SITE 1: FORKS OF THE ROAD

Directions: At the intersection of Saint Catherine Street and Liberty Road, about 1.5 miles east of the Mississippi River, is the site of what was, until 1863, one of the largest slave markets in the South. It is also the site where three Wright brothers, former slaves, joined the Union Army. Charles Wright was bom and lived nearby.

SITE 2: HISTORIC MARKER ON U.S. HIGHWAY 84

Directions: From Forks of the Road, go north on Highway 61 about 4.5 miles to Washington, Miss. Turn east on Highway 84 and go just past the sign for Dunbarton Road. A blue Mississippi Department of Transportation marker memorializing Richard Wright is on the south side of the highway, unveiled during the 2008 Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration.

SITE 3: RUCKER PLANTATION

Directions: On Highway 84, turn north onto State Park Road, north of Dunbarton Road. The Natchez State Park is on the west side of State Park Road and is on the former site of Rucker Plantation, where the Wright family worked first as slaves and then as sharecroppers.

SITE 4: ROBINSON CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH

Directions: Turn around on State Park Road and go to Highway 84. …

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