A Ralph Ellison Monument

Nine years after author Ralph Ellison died in his Harlem apartment, a monument has been erected in his honor on Riverside Drive. The design is meant to illustrate the basic premise of his novel, Invisible Man, a portrait of the struggles of a Black man in a hostile society. Reporter Allison Keyes visited his neighborhood, and has the story.

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A list of Juneteenth celebrations all around New York State

A reading guide to Ralph Ellison's book "Juneteenth"

A site explaining the history, tradition and celebration of Juneteenth