by Ralph Ellison
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- Civil Rights Movement: "Black Power" Era
Invisible Man was published during the height of the civil rights movement. You know it was a momentous time in this country's history and this link is a great way to continue the conversation where Invisible Man leaves off.
- Fight the Power
This song could be the anthem of Invisible Man. Can't you see the narrator raising his fist in solidarity if this song were released during his time? It's the ultimate song for black politics and the struggle for equality. Check out this lyric: What we need is awareness, we can't get careless. The Brotherhood would love this song.