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John A Wright Sr.

John A Wright Sr.

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John A. Wright, Sr. is a retired educator who has served in positions ranging from classroom teacher to superintendent of schools. He has a BA from Harris Teachers College and an ME and PhD from St. Louis University. He is coauthor of Extraordinary Black Missourians, Ethnic St. Louis, and 12 other books on local and regional history.
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Here are 10 notable figures whose stories are included in Extraordinary Black Missourians, by John A. Wright Sr. The book was updated for the state’s bicentennial in 2021 to include people well-known to St. Louisans — Nelly, Tina Turner, Maya

The Kirkwood Historical Society Friends Speaker Series presents Dr. John A. Wright on Monday, Aug. 2, at 6 p.m. via Zoom. Wright has written more than a half dozen books about African American history in Missouri and the St. Louis region.

Dr. John A. Wright is our August 2nd presenter for our Speakers Series on Zoom at 6:00pm. Dr. Wright has written more than a half dozen books about African-American history in Missouri and in particularly the St. Louis region. His August

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