Locke, Alain

(1886-1954)
   The African American scholar and critic was born in Philadelphia and educated at Harvard and Oxford Universities, the latter on a Rhodes scholarship. From 1911, he taught at Howard University and wrote prolifically on African American culture to the extent that he can be credited as a progenitor of the Harlem Renaissance. In a running polemic with W. E. B. DuBois, Locke upheld the value of folk drama as opposed to DuBois's more propagandist approach. As an essayist and editor, Locke supported Georgia Douglas Johnson and other playwrights of her circle. With Montgomery Gregory, he founded the Howard Players.

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  • Locke, Alain — ▪ American writer born Sept. 13, 1886, Philadelphia died June 9, 1954, New York City  American educator, writer, and philosopher, best remembered as the leader and chief interpreter of the Harlem Renaissance (q.v.).       Graduated in philosophy… …   Universalium

  • Locke,Alain LeRoy — Locke (lŏk), Alain LeRoy. 1886 1954. American educator and writer who was a leader of the Harlem Renaissance. His works include Four Negro Poets (1927) and Negro Art: Past and Present (1936). * * * …   Universalium

  • Alain L. Locke — Alain Locke Alain Locke Activité(s) philosophe, essayiste, professeur Naissance 13 septembre 1885 Philadelphie Décès 9 juin 1954 (à 68 ans) New York Langue d écriture Anglais américain …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alain LeRoy Locke — Alain Locke Alain Locke Activité(s) philosophe, essayiste, professeur Naissance 13 septembre 1885 Philadelphie Décès 9 juin 1954 (à 68 ans) New York Langue d écriture Anglais américain …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alain Locke — Activités philosophe, essayiste, professeur Naissance 13 septembre 1885 Philadelphie Décès 9&# …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Alain LeRoy Locke — Infobox Person name = Alain LeRoy Locke caption = birth date = birth date|1886|9|13|mf=y birth place = Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S. death date = death date and age|1954|6|9|1886|9|13 dead=dead death place = New York City, U.S. Alain LeRoy… …   Wikipedia

  • Locke —  Cette page d’homonymie répertorie des personnes (réelles ou fictives) partageant un même patronyme. Sommaire 1 Patronyme 1.1 Liste des Locke …   Wikipédia en Français

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  • Locke (surname) — Locke is a common Western surname of English origin, and may refer to: *Alain LeRoy Locke (1885–1954), African American educator, writer, and philosopher. *David Ross Locke (1833–1888), American journalist and humourist, also known by the… …   Wikipedia

  • Locke High School — Infobox School name =Alain Leroy Locke High School motto = established = type =Public affiliation = district =Los Angeles Unified School District grades =9 12 president = principal = Travis Kiel head of school = dean = faculty = staff = students …   Wikipedia

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