Richard Wesley

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Newark, New Jersey, USA
Richard Wesley was born in Newark, New Jersey on July 11, 1945, the older of two boys, to George Wesley and Gertrude Thomas Wesley, a laborer and housewife, respectively. After graduating high school, he attended Howard University in Washington, DC, where he studied Playwriting and Dramatic Literature. His mentors there were the Chair of the Drama Department, Owen Dodson, and his playwriting teacher, Ted Shine. Howard was an exciting place and fascinating experience for Wesley. The civil rights movement was capturing the minds of youth everywhere. Stokely Carmichael was a junior on campus. Read more...