The New Negro

The New Negro

The Life of Alain Locke

Book - 2018
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"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. [The author] 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"
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
ISBN: 9780195089578
Characteristics: xii, 932 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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2019 Pulitzer Prize for Biography

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2018 National Book Award winner, Nonfiction

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