It’s 1930s Chicago with 64 scenes in over 15 different locations. Where do you go with the set design of “Native Son” when all Bigger Thomas wants to do is fly? An airplane hanger, of course.
Meet the many impressions made by Bigger Thomas on the arts community in the Triangle.
The themes explored in “Native Son” inspired industrial hip-hop band Camp Blood to write “1144 (Sundown)” for their latest album.
How Richard Wright was strongly influenced by the success of dynamite boxer Joe Louis in creating the world-shaking character of Bigger Thomas in “Native Son.”