The New Negro

The New Negro

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. In The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, Jeffrey C. Stewart offers the definitive biography of the father of the Harlem… (more)

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Publisher: Oxford University Press (December 29, 2017)

Page count: 320 pages

Language: English

Awards: Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography 2019 winner, National Book Award for Non-Fiction 2018 winner

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