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Ralph Ellison: The Self-Taught Writer

25 minutes

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Old photographs and quotes from Ellison's writings help present his life as a writer and his views on civil rights. Influenced by Emerson, he believed that an individual is responsible for his destiny. In his novel "Invisible Man," he related the struggle African Americans faced living in a racially divided society. This work brought him literary recognition and respect, and Ellison received many honors before his death in 1994.

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