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The new Negro : the life of Alain Locke, Jeffrey C. Stewart

Label
The new Negro : the life of Alain Locke
Title
The new Negro
Title remainder
the life of Alain Locke
Statement of responsibility
Jeffrey C. Stewart
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A tiny, fastidiously dressed man emerged from Black Philadelphia around the turn of the century to mentor a generation of young artists including Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, and Jacob Lawrence and call them the New Negro--the creative African Americans whose art, literature, music, and drama would inspire Black people to greatness. In The New Negro : The Life of Alain Locke, Jeffrey C. Stewart offers the definitive biography of the father of the Harlem Renaissance, based on the extant primary sources of his life and on interviews with those who knew him personally. He narrates the education of Locke, including his becoming the first African American Rhodes Scholar and earning a PhD in philosophy at Harvard University, and his long career as a professor at Howard University. Locke also 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. And yet he became most closely associated with the flowering of 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, he 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. Stewart's thought-provoking biography recreates the worlds of this illustrious, enigmatic man who, in promoting the cultural heritage of Black people, became--in the process--a New Negro himself"--Publisher
Awards note
National Book Award Winner, Non-Fiction, 2018.
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Stewart, Jeffrey C.
Dewey number
191
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Locke, Alain
  • Locke, Alain
  • African American philosophers
  • African American intellectuals
  • African American college teachers
  • African American gay men
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • African American arts
  • African Americans
Target audience
adult
Label
The new Negro : the life of Alain Locke, Jeffrey C. Stewart
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 879-914) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 932 pages
Isbn
9780195089578
Lccn
2017026626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982092783
  • (OCoLC)ocn982092783
  • 431563
Label
The new Negro : the life of Alain Locke, Jeffrey C. Stewart
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 879-914) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 932 pages
Isbn
9780195089578
Lccn
2017026626
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)982092783
  • (OCoLC)ocn982092783
  • 431563

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