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Black Lives, Black History: Ralph Ellison

Guide to research and resources for African American History.

Ralph Ellison

Ralph Ellison (1914-1994) was a novelist and literary critic. He is best known for his novel, Invisible Man (1952).

Awards & Achievements

National Book Award for Fiction, 1953

Medal of Freedom, 1969

Chevalier de l'Ordre des Artes et Lettres, 1970

National Medal of Arts, 1985