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 Alain LeRoy Locke

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Alain LeRoy Locke Famous memorial

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death
9 Jun 1954 (aged 68)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Memorial ID
96401495 View Source

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.

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.

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BELOVED SON OF PLINY ISHMAEL
AND MARY HAWKINS LOCKE

Philosopher Educator Cosmopolitan
Herald of Harlem Renaissance
Exponent of Cultural Pluralism
First African-American Rhodes Scholar


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  • Originally Created by: Babe
  • Added: 2 Sep 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 96401495
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/96401495/alain-leroy-locke: accessed ), memorial page for Alain LeRoy Locke (13 Sep 1885–9 Jun 1954), Find a Grave Memorial ID 96401495, citing Congressional Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.