Jeffrey Stewart on Alain Locke

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WHERE:

The Graduate Center
365 Fifth Avenue

SERIES EVENTS:

DEC 04, 2018 | 6:30 PM TO 8:00 PM
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ADMISSION:

Free

SPONSOR:

Leon Levy Center for Biography

Description

In The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, Jeffrey C. Stewart offers the definitive biography of the father of the Harlem Renaissance, based on the extant primary sources of his life and on interviews with those who knew him personally. He narrates the education of Locke, including his becoming the first African American Rhodes Scholar and earning a PhD in philosophy at Harvard University, and his long career as a professor at Howard University. Locke also received a cosmopolitan, aesthetic education through his travels in continental Europe, where he came to appreciate the beauty of art and experienced a freedom unknown to him in the United States.