Portrait of author to hang in Oklahoma Capitol

By: From Wire Reports
By: From Wire Reports

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - A portrait of renowned Oklahoma author Ralph Ellison is scheduled to be unveiled March 6 at the state Capitol.

The unveiling in the second floor rotunda, which is open to the public, is one of several events paying tribute to Ellison during 2014 - his centennial birth year. Ellison passed away in 1994.

Ellison is perhaps best known for writing the acclaimed novel, "Invisible Man," which focused on issues facing African-Americans in the early part of the 20th century. The work was a National Book Award winner in 1953.

Born in Oklahoma City in 1914, Ellison studied music and visual arts before gaining recognition for his writing.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Sherman 4201 Texoma Pkwy (903) 892 -8123 Ardmore 2624 S. Commerce (580) 223-0946
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 247603921 - kxii.com/a?a=247603921
Gray Television, Inc.