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        The Harlem Riot

        This video the American Masters film from Ralph Ellison: An American Journey describes the Harlem Riot of 1943 and its influence on Ellison’s writing.  Ellison covered the riot for the New York Post and witnessed many of the events that would later inspire his novel Invisible Man.  

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

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