Alain L. Locke (1886-1954), in his famous 1925 anthology
The New Negro, declared that “the pulse of the
Negro world has begun to beat in Harlem.” Often called the
father of the Harlem Renaissance, Locke had his finger directly
on that pulse, promoting, influencing, and sparring with such
figures as Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Jacob Lawrence,
Richmond Barthé, William Grant Still, Booker T. Washington, W.... more...