Invisible Man

Who were the real-life models for the Founder, the Brotherhood, and Ras the Exhorter?

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

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Ras the Exhorter is believed to be based on black nationalist leader Marcus Garvey.

The Brotherhood was based upon the Communist Party.

I believe the Founder is based on Booker T. Washington, who founded Tuskegee University. I could be wrong.


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