Jason Howard Green

Jason Howard Green

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Black History Month Celebration - Alain Locke

Considered the Father of the Harlem Renaissance, Alain Locke may be one of the most notable yet most often overlooked individuals there is.  You would think someone with enough of an influence to garner a title as lofty as the aforementioned, he should be an individual whose name appears in history books or who is remembers in Black History Month celebrations, but alas, Locke is not a common, household name, not even among black folks.

But those woke individuals smart enough to study the ancestors and wise enough to know on whose shoulders we stand, know the name Alain Locke and recognize him for his contributions to his Harlem community and for his work in shifting the narrative in the way Blacks were viewed during the era.

In the video below, Jeffrey Stewart, author of The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, talks about what he learned about this great man as he researched his topic and interviewed people that knew the man.


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