How Did Ralph Ellison's Impact On American Society

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American Society throughout the years of 1930-1970’s has already made its shape amongst the American people by establishing it through the pigment of a human skin tone. During the twentieth century, After the end of Reconstruction,followed from the Compromise of 1877, the new Democratic governments in the South founded state laws to divide high contrast, racial gatherings, submitting African-Americans to accept inferior citizenship and upholding white matchless quality. Civil rights leader Martin Luther King, jr and Ralph Ellison have impacted American society through their works of literature, speeches, and fight against segregation and discrimination amongst their group and for all people but also have minor differences approaching this issue. Martin Luther King, jr had a major impact on the civil rights movement. Because MLK was brought up into Christian…show more content…
In addition, Ellison also spoke to the people in his group who did not have a voice to be heard, regarding the mistreatment of class power that was brought upon their attention. Ellison at the end of the Invisible man, states: “Being invisible and without substance, a disembodied voice, as it were, what else could I do? What else but try to tell you what was really happening when your eyes were looking through? And it is this which frightens me:Who know but that, on the lower frequencies, I speak for you?” (Ellison, 581) Ellison summarizes with an ending statement that was primarily for the reader to think about their struggle in this country as an African American. King discussed both “the American dream” and religious themes, speaking of an America where God's children "will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their

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