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Wordless Wednesday: Alain LeRoy Locke, America’s First Black Rhodes Scholar

December 16th, 2008 by Ajuan Mance

Alain Locke, dressed in full doctoral regalia (Harvard University,  Ph.D. in Philosophy, 1918).  Click HERE for a detailed biography of this pioneering Black intellectual, including his key role in the Harlem Renaissance.

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11 Responses

  1. sweetytots

    nice.. interesting.. thanks for sharing.. see my daughter’s Christmas Pictures year 2007 , year 2006 and on Christmas day itself of 2006

  2. Bonds, Elizabeth Bonds.

    Amazing picture and even more amazing story. It makes me so mad that in school kids only learn about amazing black people once a month, Black History Month. It’s outrageous!

  3. Nicole

    You have a very important site here. Keep it up!

  4. Indrani

    All the best for future!

  5. arielle

    all praises to him.. in our dialect we say “ASTIG!” :-) Thanks for visiting! MERRY CHRISTMAS!

  6. Mojo

    With the number and publicity of the historic black leaders of the ’60s Civil Rights Movement it’s sometimes easy to overlook those who came before them. Thanks for bringing those important first steps to light here.

  7. sheila

    Everytime I visit your site, I’m astonished over the wealth of info in here! I just went through all your recent posts and the pics are stunning. The words are even greater! Great site ! Great service you have here, in educating people.

    Kudos to you in a big big way!

  8. DNLee

    always a great find and history lesson. thanks for sharing.

  9. Clnmike

    Always great pics from you, thanks.

  10. Ajuan Mance

    Thanks to all of you for dropping in. I just had to share this photo. It truly seems to capture the spirit of the burgeoning renaissance that is taking root at the time it was made. The young lock appears as innocent and hopeful as he is knowledgeable and regal.

    This was his legacy and that of his peers in the New Negro Renaissance, as it was called.

    I’m so glad you enjoyed this pic.

  11. Dianne

    Thank you for the link to the bio. What a remarkable man. He made some wonderful contributions to our society.

    Thanks for dropping by. :D

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