Sylvia A. Wright

Sylvia A. Wright

Sylvia A. Wright is a retired nurse educator. She has a BSN and MSN from Washington University and an ME from the University of Missouri, and she is the coauthor of Extraordinary Black Missourians and Carondelet. Sylvia has assisted in writing 12 books as well as articles on St. Louis and regional history.

In the new edition of “Extraordinary Black Missourians,” John A. Wright Sr. and John A. Wright Jr. give short biographies of more than 100 fascinating people, many from St. Louis. The authors will talk about their subjects, who range from

Dred Scott. George Washington Carver. Maya Angelou. We all know these names. They were Black Americans who changed the course of history. And the three have a shared legacy beyond that: they all lived in Missouri.


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