Education of a Native Son begins where the novel, Native Son, by Richard Wright ends.
Thomas, a Black young man who grew up in Harlem is accepted to a prestigious Ivy League university in New England. While in college Little, as he is known, will be confronted with the pressures of the everyday college student, being Black at an all-white university and being Black in America. In addition to adjusting to college life, he will soon learn the secret of his parent’s past, a past the could lead to the destruction of his family, friendships and ultimately his life. What takes him from a proud feeling of triumph when entering the university to feelings of betrayal, abandonment, self-hatred and the brink of self-destruction.