Past Event

Remembering Ralph Ellison with Sidney Offit

On August 7th, acclaimed writer Sidney Offit will be interviewed by Paul Devlin and share his memories of his friendship with Ralph Ellison over four decades, as well as offer his perspective on Ellison’s life and work, in one of the final events celebrating Ralph Ellison’s centennial year and the NJMH’s concurrent exhibition “Ralph Ellison: The Man and his Records.” Ellison and Offit became friends through organizations such as PEN in the 1960s, which advocated for freedom of expression for writers around the globe in that tumultuous era (as it does today). Mr. Offit will also share his memories of his long friendship with Albert Murray.