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Alain L. Locke : biography of a philosopher

Author: Leonard Harris; Charles Molesworth
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Alain L. Locke (1886-1954), in his famous 1925 anthology The New Negro, declared that "the pulse of the Negro world has begun to beat in Harlem." Often called the father of the Harlem Renaissance, Locke had his finger directly on that pulse, promoting, influencing, and sparring with such figures as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Jacob Lawrence, Richmond Barth, William Grant Still, Booker T. Washington, W.E.B.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biographie
Biography
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Named Person: Alain Locke; Alain Locke; Alain LeRoy Locke; Alain LeRoy Locke
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Harris; Charles Molesworth
ISBN: 9780226317762 0226317765
OCLC Number: 225876111
Description: xiii, 432 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Lockes of Philadelphia --
Harvard --
Oxford and Berlin --
Howard: the early years --
Howard and Beyond --
The Renaissance and the New Negro --
After The New Negro --
New horizons: Sahdji to the bronze booklets --
The educator at work and at large --
Theorizing democracy --
The final years --
Locke's legacy.
Responsibility: Leonard Harris & Charles Molesworth.
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