Black Authors : Quote: Ralph Ellison.. Homage to W.L. Dawson.

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    "Through tradition, the place, the association, the sense of discovering that
    which is ever new in the old and the continuing, the abiding--in this way
    the artist fulfills his role. If you can't spell it out--and some of these things
    can't be spelled out in words--they can be felt, can be grasped, can enter you,
    can animate your body and thus animate your mind. This is a great gift."


    - Ralph Ellison, remarks in a speech delivered at the Philadelphia Tuskeegee
    Club in 1971.
     
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