In his new book, The New Negro: The Life of Alain Locke, historian and UC Santa Barbara professor Jeffrey Stewart recreates the world of the illustrious and enigmatic Alain Locke, father of the Harlem Renaissance, based on primary sources and interviews with those who knew him personally. Poet, playwright, novelist, essayist, and musician Carl Hancock Rux joins Stewart to discuss black genius, cultural pluralism, and the legacy of Locke and his pioneering ideas.
Coffee, tea, and book signing to follow.
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