Alain Locke

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Alain Locke


United States

Birth - Death

1885 - 1954


Journalist, Academic


Assistant professorship in English at Howard University and chair of the Department of Philosophy who was dismissed in 1925 when he began to teach a class in racial politics. Reinstated in 1928, and remained there until his retirement in 1953. Notable as the first African American to receive a Rhodes Scholarship. Considered a mentor and dean to many members of the Harlem Renaissance group of artists of the 1920s and 1930s. Editor of the influential anthology 'The New Negro' (1925). Subject of the book ' The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke' (2018) by Jeffrey C. Stewart.

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