Richard R. Wright, Sr. photograph

Richard R. Wright, Sr. photograph

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: Richard R. Wright, Sr. photograph
Dates: 1898
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet (1 portfolio)
Abstract:This collection consists of one photograph of Richard R. Wright, Sr., an African American soldier of the Spanish-American war.
Coll. Number: ms3493.TEMP

Biographical/Historical Note

Richard R. Wright, Sr. (1855-1947) served as a soldier in the Spanish-American war. During the war, he was promoted to the position of paymaster for the United States Volunteers, and was the first African American to hold that position. After the war, Wright served as the first president of Georgia State Industrial College for Colored Youth, now Savannah State University.

Index Terms

African American soldiers--United States.
Spanish-American War, 1898.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Richard R. Wright, Sr. photograph. MS 3493. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

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