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Tue, Feb 13, 2018 1:00pm –


Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
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New York  New York  10037
United States
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Open Archive: Alain L. Locke and the Harlem Renaissance

Join Schomburg Center librarians and archivists featuring items from our coveted collection of archival materials. Be the first to get up close and personal with selected items and enjoy an audience Q&A with the collection’s curators.

Alain L. Locke was a philosopher, writer and educator. He championed all manner of black culture, from the literature to the visual arts. He was the first African American Rhodes Scholar and was a professor of philosophy at Howard University for over 30 years where he taught Ossie Davis. He is known as the architect of the Harlem Renaissance and mentor to many young artists including Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston. Select correspondences between Locke and his colleagues and his friends are found at the Schomburg.