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Published: 01 February 2018

944 Pages | 38 illustrations

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195089578

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Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Biography

The New Negro

The Life of Alain Locke

Jeffrey C. Stewart

  • The definitive biography of Alain Locke--using previously unavailable primary sources and oral interviews with those who knew Locke personally
  • Modeled on Locke's key work and a cornerstone of the Harlem Renaissance, The New Negro: An Interpretation, which launched the idea of Black beauty
  • Advances the work of gay and gender ambiguous artists in the Harlem Renaissance and other artistic movements
  • Promotes Locke's revitalization of urban Black America, through local arts community centers in Black libraries, HBCUs, and neighborhoods around the nation