Jeffrey Stewart with LaNesha DeBardelaben: Alain Locke, the Father of the Harlem Renaissance

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Thu Feb 18, 6 - 11 pm
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A mentor to Black artists like Langston Hughes and Jacob Lawrence, Alain Locke pioneered what he called the "New Negro" generation: a network of creative Black Americans who went on to create enduring art, literature, music, and drama during the Harlem Renaissance. Professor Jeffrey Stewart won a Pulitzer Prize for his biography The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, which he'll discuss tonight in celebration of its paperback release. He'll be joined by the Northwest African American Museum’s LaNesha DeBardelaben.