Revisiting Ralph Ellison’s “Invisible Man”
Nearly 70 years after its release, Ralph Ellison’s novel Invisible Man carries renewed urgency in our time of racial reckoning. Written before the civil rights movement, the novel uses the particulars of a young black man’s journey through segregated America to explore race, identity, and democracy. Invisible Man is, by turns, beautiful and painful, funny and wise. It is a challenging book that lends itself to close attention and guided discussion.
This series of programs celebrates the literary, cultural, and social legacies of Ellison’s groundbreaking work. Explore this classic American novel with three group discussions, followed by a culminating conversation.