Ralph Ellison's Legacy

Ralph Ellison's Legacy

Streaming Video - 2013
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In 1952 an unknown African-American writer caught the nation's attention with his very first book, which begins, "I am an invisible man." In this program, NewsHour correspondent Elizabeth Farnsworth examines Ralph Ellison's legacy on the novel occasion of the publication of Juneteenth, left unfinished at the time of his death. Ellison's literary executor John Callahan and Professor Charles Johnson a winner, like Ellison, of The National Book Award consider the man behind the fame and the impact of the posthumous novel on Ellison's literary reputation, first established by Invisible Man.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c1999
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (12 min.) :,sd., col
Alternative Title: PBS newshour

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