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Locke, Alain, 1885-1954

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    • Locke, Alain LeRoy, 1885-1954
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        • Organization: (naf) Howard University
        • Organization: (naf) Harvard University
        • Organization: (naf) Hertford College (University of Oxford)
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        (naf) Philadelphia (Pa.)
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        (naf) New York ( N.Y.)
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        (naf) United States
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    • found: The new Negro, 1925.
    • found: The critical temper of Alain Locke, 1983:t.p. (Alain Locke)
    • found: Race contacts and interracial relations, 1992:t.p. (Alain LeRoy Locke) p. xiii (Alain Leroy Locke, 1885-1954)
    • found: DAB, suppl. 5(Locke, Alain Leroy, Sept. 13, 1886-June 9, 1954)
    • found: WWWA, v. 3(Locke, Alain LeRoy, Sept. 13, 1886-June 54)
    • found: Britannica online, May 9, 2012(Alain Locke; b. Sept. 13, 1886 Philadelphia; d. June 9, 1954, New York City; American educator, writer, and philosopher, best remembered as the leader and chief interpreter of the Harlem Renaissance. Graduated from Harvard University (1907), Locke was the first black Rhodes scholar, studying at Oxford and the University of Berlin. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard (1918). For almost 40 years, until retirement in 1953 as head of the department of philosophy, Locke taught at Howard University, Washington, D.C.)
    • found: Alain Locke, 2005:p. 11-12 (Alain LeRoy Locke was born on 13 September 1885 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, not in 1886, as commonly thought. For reasons that have eluded historians, Locke always represented his year of birth as 1886)
    • found: Alain L. Locke, 2008p. 5 (Alain Leroy Locke was born in Philadelphia on September 3, 1885)
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014:(Locke, Alain Leroy; literary critic, philosopher; born 13 September 1885 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; graduated from Harvard University (1907); attended lectures at Hertford College, Oxford and at the University of Berlin (1910-1911); joined the Howard University faculty in 1912; received his doctorate in Philosophy from Harvard in 1918; edited a special edition of the magazine Survey titled the Survey Graphic; died 09 June 1954 in New York, New York, United States)
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