Alain Locke, Father of the Harlem Renaissance

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Jeffrey Stewart discusses his new book The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, a new biography of the father of the Harlem Renaissance. Based on Locke’s own writings and on interviews with those who knew him, Stewart details how Locke became the first African American Rhodes Scholar, earned a PhD in philosophy at Harvard University and became a professor at Howard University. He also looks at how Locke came to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston and Jacob Lawrence.

Jeffrey Stewart will be in conversation with the Director of the Schomburg Center, Kevin Young, at the Schomburg Center's Langston Hughes Auditorium on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

This segment is guest hosted by Marry Harris.

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