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Alain Locke

About The Author

Alain LeRoy Locke (1885-1954) was a writer and philosopher who helped champion the Harlem Renaissance and a generation of black writers. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Locke would go on to study at Harvard University where he earned a doctorate in philosophy. He was the first African American ever to achieve the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. He taught at Howard where he served as chair of the philosophy department.

Books by Alain Locke