Austin Wright Papers, 1961-1972 (S1022)

0.25 cubic foot, 3 folders

 Finding Aid

The papers of Austin Wright contain newspaper clippings and photographs chronicling Wright's career as an entertainer and politician in St. Louis's African-American community. During his life, Wright's voice served as the main feature of a variety of local acts, including the Three Peppers, a group that performed in several large venues, most notably the Riviera Club. Wright also participated in such civil rights organizations such as the Congress on Racial Equality (CORE). He also worked to support community organizations like the YMCA and Annie Malone Children's Home.