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Alain LeRoy Locke
Birth: Sep. 13, 1885
Death: Jun. 9, 1954

Scholar, Professor of Philosophy/Author. Born in Philadelphia. In 1907 he became the first Black Rhodes Scholar. His selection caused a dramatic impact because of the efforts of many White American scholars, specially psychologist to "prove" the intellectual inferiority of Blacks as a rational basis for segregation. He received his bachelor's degree with honors at Harvard University, a bachelor's in literature at England's Oxford university , where he was a Rhodes Scholar, and a doctor of philosophy degree at Harvard. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa at Harvard University and he led a successful movement to establish a Phi Beta Kappa chapter at Howard University. He taught at Harvard for 41 years and he developed the curriculum for the College of Liberal Arts. He made a major contribution as an interpreter and promoter of Black art, music and culture. It is believed that he is the architect of the Harlem Renaissance. 
Note: Interment (Ashes) to take place at Congressional Cemetery , Washinghon, DC on Sept. 13, 2014.
Congressional Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
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Record added: Sep 02, 2012
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- Trent Olsen
 Added: Sep. 13, 2014
Alla'u'abha dear Professor Locke. Your ashes have been found, and friends from near and far plan to gather at your grave at last:Interment Ceremony for Alain Leroy Locke (PA and Hertford 1907)In 2007, the Association of American Rhodes Scholars conceived...(Read more)
- Candace Hill
 Added: Aug. 3, 2014

- Babe
 Added: Sep. 2, 2012
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