The Richard R. Wright Jr. films comprise a collection of 13 moving images created circa the 1920s through the 1960s. Richard
Robert Wright Jr. (1878-1967) was an African American sociologist, social worker, and minister for the African Methodist Episcopal
Church. Wright was married to Charlotte Crogman Wright, who authored a memoir relating to her travels throughout South Africa
as the wife of a Methodist bishop,
Beneath the Southern Cross (1955). Much of the footage in this collection seems to concern the Wrights' religious missions in South Africa and elsewhere,
with labels on the film reels including "Cape Town farewell," "African wood carvings," "Victoria Falls," and "Gibraltar."
Other films in the collection appear to be home movies, with footage of weddings, graduation ceremonies, and children playing
in an American suburb.
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