The new Negro : the life of Alain Locke
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New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018].
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9780195089578, 019508957X
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xii, 932 pages: illustrations ; 24 cm
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Published
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018].
Language
English
ISBN
9780195089578, 019508957X

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 879-914) and index.
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A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Philadelphia to mentor who he called the New Negro: a generation of young Black artists, including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence, whose art, literature, music, and drama would inspire Black people to greatness. Jeffrey C. Stewart offers the definitive biography of the father of the Harlem Renaissance, based on primary sources and interviews with those who knew him personally. Locke became the first African American Rhodes Scholar, earned a PhD in philosophy at Harvard University, and had long career as a professor at Howard University. He 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. He became closely associated with Black culture in Jazz Age America, and his promotion of the literary and artistic work of African Americans as the quintessential creations of American modernism. In the process he looked to Africa to find the proud and beautiful roots of the race. Shifting the discussion of race from politics and economics to the arts, Locke helped establish the idea that Black urban communities could be crucibles of creativity. Stewart explores both Locke's professional and private life, including his relationships with his mother, his friends, and his white patrons, as well as his lifelong search for love as a gay man.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Stewart, J. C. (2018). The new Negro: the life of Alain Locke . Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stewart, Jeffrey C., 1950-. 2018. The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke. Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Stewart, Jeffrey C., 1950-. The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke Oxford University Press, 2018.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Stewart, Jeffrey C. The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke Oxford University Press, 2018.

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