Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 April 2018

944 Pages | 38 halftones


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.