- Associated Press - Thursday, March 6, 2014

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

The ceremony is scheduled for Thursday morning on the second floor rotunda of the Capitol in Oklahoma City.

The portrait is a part of a yearlong celebration of Ellison’s 100th birthday. He was born in Oklahoma City and spent his early years in the Deep Deuce district of the city. Ellison died in 1994.

He won the 1953 National Book Award for the novel “Invisible Man,” which explored the African-American experience during the early part of the 1900s. His other works include “Shadow and Act,” “Going to the Territory,” ”Juneteenth” and “Three Days Before the Shooting.”

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