“Black Boy” is a memoir by Richard Wright, published in 1945. The book tells the story of Wright’s childhood and young adulthood in the segregated South, as well as his move to the North in search of better opportunities.

The book is widely regarded as a classic of African American literature and a powerful exploration of the experiences of black Americans in the early 20th century. Wright’s frank and honest portrayal of the racism and violence he faced, both in the South and in the North, is a poignant reminder of the challenges that black Americans have faced in their struggle for equality.

Through his story, Wright also examines larger issues such as poverty, education, and the role of the individual in society. The book is a testament to the resilience and determination of those who have fought for justice and equality in the face of oppression.