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American author who wrote the literary classic, Invisible Man, which addresses social identity issues facing African-Americans in the early-to-mid 20th century. The novel received the National Book Award for Fiction in 1953.
He attended the Tuskegee Institute on a musical scholarship and spent much of his time in the library reading modern classics. Later, he moved to New York City to study art, and he became involved in Communist circles.
He was the 1969 recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and he joined New York University’s humanities faculty the following year.
How did Ralph Ellison die?
Ralph Ellison, 80, author of “Invisible ManInvisible ManThe Invisible Man to whom the title refers is Griffin, a scientist who has devoted himself to research into optics and who invents a way to change a body’s refractive index to that of air so that it neither absorbs nor reflects light.https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › The_Invisible_ManThe Invisible Man – Wikipedia,” widely considered the greatest American novel of the last 50 years, died yesterday at his home in New York. He had pancreatic cancer.
|Cause of death||Pancreatic Cancer|
|Age of death||80 years|
|Birthday||March 1, 1914|
|Death date||April 16, 1994|
|Place of death||New York, New York, United States|
|Place of burial||N/A|
"Eclecticism is the word. Like a jazz musician who creates his own style out of the styles around him, I play by ear."Ralph Ellison
"I am not ashamed of my grandparents for having been slaves. I am only ashamed of myself for having at one time being ashamed."Ralph Ellison
"I am an invisible man. I am a man of substance, of flesh and bone, fiber and liquids - and I might even be said to possess a mind. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me."Ralph Ellison
"Education is all a matter of building bridges."Ralph Ellison
"When I discover who I am, I'll be free."Ralph Ellison