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Alain Locke, Whose Ashes Were Found In University Archives, Is Buried : Code Switch : NPR

Alain Locke

Alain Locke, September 13, 1885 – June 9, 1954

I became an official devotee of Africa American sociology and literature after reading Alain Locke’s “The New Negro.” Studying our great post-slavery philosophers, artists, and writers, in no way prepared me for this text. They all asked questions, stumbled about with fear, not quite grasping the ground they stood. Locke provided answers to who they were in the moment. They were no longer the offspring of slaves but men and women established in their humanity and history beyond race.

Funeral - Alain Locke

[Alain] Locke compiled many of the answers in an anthology called The New Negro. Published in 1925, it was an instant success and included work by Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes and W.E.B. Du Bois.”This book is the standard-bearer for how the 20th century African-American is going to see themselves,” Jones says. “This volume is dedicated to the younger generation: Oh rise, shine, for thy light is a coming.”

via Alain Locke, Whose Ashes Were Found In University Archives, Is Buried : Code Switch : NPR.

Alexander Crummell: pioneering African-American priest, professor and African nationalist

Alexander Crummell (March 3, 1819 – September 10, 1898) was a pioneering African-American priest, professor and African nationalist. Ordained as an Episcopal priest in the United States, Crummell went to England in the late 1840s to raise money for his church by lecturing about American slavery. Abolitionists supported his three years of study at Cambridge, where Crummell developed concepts of pan-Africanism.

via Alexander Crummell: pioneering African-American priest, professor and African nationalist.

Rand Paul’s speech at Howard U: Students call him, Tea Party, and capitalism racist

Two students who interrupted Senator Rand Paul‘s speech at Howard University with accusations of racism told Campus Reform that they also consider the Tea Party, opponents to national health care, and capitalism to be discrimination against minorities.

 

Rand Paul Speaks At Howard University Part 2

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke to students at Howard University about Republican Party’s outreach efforts to young people and minorities. He detailed the party’s historical opposition to slavery and support for civil rights, and why he believes Republican positions on school choice and government regulation should appeal to African Americans. He also talked about some issues that he believes the Republican Party needs to reconsider, including mandatory minimum sentencing, drug laws, and aspects of national security.

 

Rand Paul Speaks At Howard University Part 1

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke to students at Howard University about Republican Party’s outreach efforts to young people and minorities. He detailed the party’s historical opposition to slavery and support for civil rights, and why he believes Republican positions on school choice and government regulation should appeal to African Americans. He also talked about some issues that he believes the Republican Party needs to reconsider, including mandatory minimum sentencing, drug laws, and aspects of national security.