Author: Jeffrey C. Stewart
Summary: Long, detailed, and requiring of thoughtful reading; interesting enough to make the effort worthwhile.
This is an incredibly detailed biography of Alain Locke, an important figure who helped shape the Harlem renaissance. He was the first African American Rhodes scholar and an influential professor of philosophy with a PhD from Harvard. He helped mentor many better known writers, including Langston Hughes, and influenced the way Americans of all races viewed African American art. Read more »