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Jerry W. Ward

Dr. Jerry W. Ward, Jr.is a distinguished professor of English and African American World Studies at Dillard University, New Orleans, LA. Ward spent 20 years as the Lawrence Durgin Professor of Literature at Tougaloo College in Jackson. He is recognized as one of the leading experts on Wright. His credentials concerning Wright include, co-editor of the Richard Wright Encyclopedia, to be published in 2006 by Greenwood Press; founding member of the Richard Wright Circle, and his recent portrayal of Richard Wright in the Mississippi Humanities Council's Mississippi Chautauqua Writers series.

Dr. Jerry Ward contributed to the intellectual and cultural climate in Jackson for many years... Ward’s Biography is continued at ChickenBones: A Journal.

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