Five members of the amazing Harlem Renaissance who were queer

Nii Ntreh Oct 23, 2019 at 06:00pm

October 23, 2019 at 06:00 pm | History

Nii Ntreh

Nii Ntreh | Staff Writer

October 23, 2019 at 06:00 pm | History

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Alain Locke. Photo Credit: NPR.org

Alain Locke

Alain Locke was, according to Martin Luther King, Jr. himself, a philosopher. Locke is described as the most notable ideological mastermind behind the Harlem Renaissance.

He was a teacher, social critic and author.

Of his sexuality, Frances Sellers notes that Locke was gay. However, Locke did not disclose this because he felt it would be used against him.

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