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John Wright, played by Eddie Manley, is a supporting character in Season 2's premiere episode, "21". He is a working class man in Atlantic City.


Season 2[]

Just as Atlantic County Treasurer Nucky Thompson finishes a speech in front of a white church congregation regarding a recent shootout between the Ku Klux Klan and Chalky White, promising to protect them "in the face of the obstreperous negro" (and after giving a completely opposite speech in front of a black one), John Wright arrives at the place and announces that KKK member Herman Dacus has died of a neck wound sustained during the fight. Wright's words cause a great commotion among the church members. Nucky orders then his brother Eli Thompson to arrest Chalky for his own safety while he tries to calm the church people. ("21")


Season two appearances
21 Ourselves Alone A Dangerous Maid What Does the Bee Do?
Gimcrack & Bunkum The Age of Reason Peg of Old Two Boats and a Lifeguard
Battle of the Century Georgia Peaches Under God's Power She Flourishes To the Lost