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Episode description: Explores the life and work of influential author Ralph Ellison, whose novel Invisible Man was a landmark in African-American literature and won him a lifetime of awards and honors. The program features a tribute from Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison; interviews with critic Stanley Crouch, author Shelby Steele, author and political activist Amiri Baraka, and Harvard University professor Cornel West; rare archival footage; and never-before-seen photos from Ellison's family albums. [cc]

Rating: [TV-PG] (Parental Guidance Suggested)

Series Information: American Masters

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First aired: Tuesday, February 19, 2002 (excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)


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