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        Contains Abusive Language , Adult Language, Violence

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        Invisible Man: Battle Royal

        This video from the American Masters film Ralph Ellison: An American Journey features a reenactment of the famous Battle Royal scene in Chapter 1 of Invisible Man.  Columbia University professor Farah Griffin discusses the significance of the protagonist’s participation in the boxing match.

        For additional resources on Ralph Ellison: An American Journey and to purchase the complete DVD, visit California Newsreel.

        Visit the American Masters Collection for additional resources on Ralph Ellison and other American writers.

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