Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. It was founded at Howard University in Washington, D. The fraternity's founders, Abram Langston Taylor, Leonard Frances Morse, and Charles Ignatius Brown, wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would exemplify the ideals of Brotherhood, Scholarship and Service while taking an inclusive perspective to serve the community as opposed to having an exclusive purpose. The fraternity exceeded the prevailing models of Black Greek-Letter fraternal organizations by being the first to establish alumni chapters, youth mentoring clubs, a federal credit union, chapters in Africa and a collegiate chapter outside of the United States.
The Philosopher Who Believed That Art Was Key to Black Liberation
Alain LeRoy Locke - Works, Quotes & Harlem Renaissance - Biography
Post a Comment. J's Theater App on iTunes. Alain Locke, by Winold Reiss, c. For many decades Locke had been Professor and Chair of Philosophy at Howard University , from which he was temporarily dismissed for three years in the s, before being reinstated, for teaching a course on race relations.
Rejected for being gay, Alain LeRoy Locke became the Father of the Harlem Renaissance
How could the premier Negro institution of higher education in the United States fire its most-educated faculty member, especially after he had made history, again, by editing arguably the most important statement of Negro efficacy in ? The answer, while complex, came down to this: the New Negro was not a welcome attitude in all quarters of Negro America, especially among administrators of institutional Negro America who viewed the New Negro and its criticality of racial hegemony as a nuisance to be dismissed or, if that did not suffice, to be crushed. He was not only the principal chronicler of the New Negro—he was a New Negro himself, an upstart rebel against the kind of paternalist control that had become the staple of Negro higher education. For years he had served as the secretary of the faculty committee peppering the board of trustees at Howard University with memoranda demanding better salaries for the faculty.
This date marks the birth of Alain Locke in He was a Black Gay and Bisexual philosopher, intellectual, and educator. By high school, he was an accomplished pianist and violinist. In , Locke received a B.