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        Ralph Ellison: Renaissance Man

        In this video from the American Masters film Ralph Ellison: An American Journey, scholars discuss the influence of the Harlem Renaissance on Ellison’s writing.  Alain Locke’s “The New Negro,” jazz music, and painter Aaron Douglas are all highlighted for their role in shaping the famous author’s sensibilities.

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

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