Ralph Ellison: Renaissance Man

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Ralph Ellison: Renaissance Man

Ralph Ellison was born in Oklahoma in March 1914.  After three years at Tuskegee Institute, Ellison moved to New York City in the hopes of earning enough money to finish college.  Instead, he got involved with other members of the Harlem Renaissance, who encouraged him to continue with his writing.  In celebration of Ellison's work and March birthday, Petworth Library has put up a display, including:


Three Days Before the Shooting









Three Days Before the Shooting



Ralph Ellison in Progress  Ralph Ellison in Progress



Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man








Ralph Ellison: Invisible Man


Living with Music  Living With Music