Legendary singer and musician Charles Wright shares his story of growing up in the racially-charged rural south of the 1940s in his autobiography, Up: From Where We’ve Come
Best known for the hit single Express Yourself, Charles Wright’s songs have been covered by countless artists throughout the decades. But before his rise to musical fame, Wright’s life was fraught with tribulation and tragedy.
Growing up on a cotton plantation in rural Mississippi, he was forced from a young age to harvest massive amounts of cotton each day or face a beating by his father. Though hard workers, Wright’s family lived in abject poverty and endured much hardship at the hands of the plantation owner, a ruthless sharecropper by the name of Edward Miles. Filled with the memories and events that made up Wright’s childhood during a very turbulent time in American history, UP: From Where We’ve Come is a powerful story of human struggle, and of victory in overcoming enormous adversity to achieve your dreams. Continue reading “UP: From Where We’ve Come by Charles Wright”