Alain LeRoy Locke





Alain LeRoy Locke


Born
in Philadelphia, The United States
September 13, 1986

Died
June 09, 1954

Influences
Josiah Royce, George Santayana, and William James


Alain LeRoy Locke (1886-1954) was an American educator, writer, and philosopher, who is best remembered as the chief interpreter of the Harlem Renaissance.

Locke graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Harvard University in 1907 and was the first black Rhodes Scholar. He studied at Oxford and the University of Berlin, then received a Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard in 1918. A Humanist, he was strongly concerned with aesthetics. His philosophy, Cultural Pluralism, emphasized the determining of values, most especially the respect for the uniqueness of each personality, to guide human conduct and interrelationships.

Locke taught at Howard University in Washington, D.C., for nearly forty years.

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