Full Name: Alain LeRoy Locke
September 13, 1885 – June 9, 1954
Alain LeRoy Locke was a gifted scholar, philosopher, and the “Father of the Harlem Renaissance”. He earned his Bachelor’s degree from Harvard and became the first African-American Rhodes Scholar studying abroad at Oxford University and the University of Berlin. Locke later became a professor of philosophy at Howard University and helped to promote the work of many of the leading artists of the Harlem Renaissance.
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