The Alain Locke Papers
Alain Locke (1885-1954) was a teacher,
philosopher, author, and art critic.  One of the
leading intellectuals of the first half  of the 20th
century, Locke’s writings about contemporary
Black American and African art established him
as a leading authority on Black culture.  He
was the spokesman for “The New Negro
Movement,” which spawned what became
know as the Harlem Renaissance.  Highlighted
from his extensive collection are black & white
examples of art by African American artists.