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Alain LeRoy Locke

Born: Sep 13, 1886

Death: Jun 9, 1954

Birthplace: Philadelphia

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Alain LeRoy Locke

Date of Birth : Sep 13, 1886
Date of Death : Jun 9, 1954
Birth Place : Philadelphia

Alain Leroy Locke was an American writer, philosopher, educator, and patron of the arts. Distinguished as the first African American Rhodes Scholar in 1907, Locke was the philosophical architect —the acknowledged "Dean"— of the Harlem Renaissance. As a result, popular listings of influential African-Americans have repeatedly included him. On March 19, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. proclaimed: "We're going to let our children know that the only philosophers that lived were not Plato and Aristotle, but W. E. B. Du Bois and Alain Locke came through the universe."


  • Writer
  • Philosopher

Also known as

  • Alain Locke
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