Reading, Writing, and Racism: Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man and African American Literacy in Cold War America
Thursday, April 12, 2018
4191F Helen C. White Hall
Kristin Matthews, Brigham Young University In this presentation, Kristin Matthews will discuss the ways in which African American educators, activists, and writers began to question the politics and ideology undergirding reading initiatives post-WWII. Specifically, she will discuss how Ralph Ellison’s award winning novel, Invisible Man, explores the relationship between reading and power, demonstrating how such power might be used to liberate or control.