"The Man Who Was Almost a Man", also known as "Almos' a Man", is a short story by Richard Wright. It was originally published in 1940 in Harper's Bazaar magazine, and again in 1961 as part of Wright's compilation Eight Men. The story centers on Dave, a young African-American farm worker struggling to declare his identity in the atmosphere of the rural South. The story was adapted into a 1976 film starring LeVar Burton.[wikipedia] Discussion led by Dr. John Getz, Professor Emeritus, Xavier University. NOTE: This discussion group will be HYBRID at the Walnut Hills Branch Library and via Zoom.