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        The Brotherhood: A Critique of the Communist Party

        This video from the American Masters film Ralph Ellison: An American Journey explores the relationship between the fictional Brotherhood in the novel Invisible Man and the real-life Communist Party.  Both Ellison and his literary mentor Richard Wright were associated with the Communist Party earlier in their careers, but later left because of political and artistic differences. 

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

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