All Subjects
      All Types




        Permitted Use

        Stream, Download and Share

        Part of American Masters
        10 Favorites

        Ralph Ellison and the Black Arts Movement

        In this video from the American Masters film Ralph Ellison: An American Journey, scholars discuss conflicts between Ralph Ellison and the leaders of the Black Arts Movement.  Ellison was often criticized for prioritizing aesthetics over politics, putting him at odds with a younger generation of Black artists who had lost faith in the integrationist ideals of an earlier era.   

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

        Visit the American Masters Collection for additional resources on Ralph Ellison and other American writers.


        You must be logged in to use this feature

        Need an account?
        Register Now