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date: 26 October 2020

Ellison, Ralphlocked

(01 March 1914–16 April 1994)
  • Jenifer W. Gilbert

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Ellison, Ralph (01 March 1914–16 April 1994), writer, was born Ralph Waldo Ellison in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the son of Lewis Alfred Ellison and Ida Millsap. Ellison’s father, who died when Ralph was only three years old, worked as a construction foreman and sold ice and coal as an independent small businessman. He named his son after the poet ...

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