Alain Leroy Locke

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Birthday
13, 1885
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jun 9, 1954 (68)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
13, 1885
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Death Date
Jun 9, 1954 (68)

About

African American author, philosopher, and teacher. A key figure in the development of the Harlem Renaissance, he is remembered for such philosophical and social works as The New Negro: An Interpretation and When Peoples Meet: A Study of Race and Culture Contacts.

Before Fame

He graduated from Harvard University in the early 1900s and subsequently became the first African American to earn a Rhodes Scholarship.

Trivia

He was a practitioner of the Bahá'í Faith.

Family Life

He was born in Pennsylvania to Mary Hawkins Locke and Pliny Ishmael Locke.

Associated With

He was an important mentor to fellow African American author Zora Neale Hurston.