Ralph Ellison, Juneteenth, and the Connection Between Literature, Culture, and Politics | Documents & Debates

Jeff talks with Dr. Lucas Morel about Ralph Ellison, his novel Juneteenth, the role of literature in sociopolitical discourse and thought, and their connection to American history and politics.

Mentioned in this episode are Lucas’ book, Ralph Ellison and the Raft of Hope: A Political Companion to Invisible Man, Ellison’s Juneteenth, and Ellison’s essay, What America Would Be Like Without Blacks (1970).

Host: Jeff Sikkenga

Executive Producer: Greg McBrayer

Producer: Jeremy Gypton