By Charles Molesworth
With the book of The New Negro in 1925, Alain Locke brought readers all around the U.S. to the colourful international of African American inspiration. As an writer, editor, and consumer, Locke rightly earned the appellation "Godfather of the Harlem Renaissance." but, his highbrow contributions expand a long way past that unmarried interval of cultural heritage. all through his existence he penned essays, on subject matters starting from John Keats to Sigmund Freud, as well as his trenchant social remark on race and society.
The Works of Alain Locke offers the most important assortment to be had of his outstanding essays, amassed from a occupation that spanned 40 years. They disguise an impressively huge box of matters: philosophy, literature, the visible arts, track, the idea of worth, race, politics, and multiculturalism. along seminal works similar to "The New Negro" the amount good points essays like "The Ethics of Culture," "Apropos of Africa," and "Pluralism and highbrow Democracy." jointly, those writings display Locke's status because the prime African American philosopher among W. E. B. Du Bois and Martin Luther King, Jr.
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