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Unformatted text preview: Giovannis Room ; Go Tell It on the Mountain Grew up in Harlem; began preaching in Fireside Pentecostal Church at 14; encouraged to write by Richard Wright; wrote passionately for civil rights movement in 1960s; accused of being homosexual for some of the content of his work though mostly speculation 4. Ralph Ellison King of the Bingo Game Born in Oklahoma City; father was ice and coal vendor mother was a domestic servant & recruiter for Sot Party; moved to New York & met Hughes & Wright who encouraged him to write; published Invisible Man , his greatest work; 2 nd novel began in 1950s, was only published in 1999 after his death, called Juneteenth...
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