Alain Le Roy (or Leroy) Locke, 1886-1954. African-American author and aesthetician. The first major thinker to point out the European artistic tradition's debt to Africa. Outside of aesthetics, his philosophical work focused on the philosophy of education. His leadership of the New Negro movement makes him a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
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Alain Leroy Locke Society
Organized to promote the work of this philosopher and educator. Events, links, general information.
Alain Locke (1885-1954)
Notes for teaching about Locke at the university level.
Alain Locke Correspondence
Background information for an exhibit on the composer William Grant Still.
Alain Locke: The Black Renaissance in Washington, DC
Article, with bibliography, on this thinker's influence on the New Negro movement and the Harlem Renaissance.
Howard University Libraries: Alain Leroy Locke
Biography and extensive bibliography on this influential professor at Howard.
The New Negro Personified
Biographical essay on Alain Locke.
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