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Alain Locke

Alain LockeAKA Alain LeRoy Locke

Born: 13-Sep-1886
Birthplace: Philadelphia, PA
Died: 9-Jun-1954
Location of death: New York City
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Gay
Occupation: Author, Educator

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Leader in the Harlem Renaissance

Father: Pliny Ishmael Locke
Mother: Mary Hawkins Locke
Special Friend: Countee Cullen

    High School: Central High School, Philadelphia, PA
    University: AB, Harvard University (1907, magna cum laude)
    University: Oxford University (1907-10)
    University: University of Berlin (1910-11)
    University: PhD Philosophy, Harvard University (1918)

    Phi Beta Kappa Society
    Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
    Rhodes Scholarship First black Rhodes Scholar

Author of books:
Four Negro Poets (1927, ed. by Alain Locke)
The Negro in America (1933, nonfiction)
Frederick Douglass (1935, biography)
Negro Art: Past and Present (1936, nonfiction)
The Negro and His Music (1936, nonfiction)
The Negro in Art (1941, nonfiction)


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