John A Wright Sr.

John A Wright Sr.

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.

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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