Queer Places:
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138, Stati Uniti
Central High School, 1700 W Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19141, Stati Uniti
University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 2JD, Regno Unito
Humboldt University of Berlin, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germania
Congressional Cemetery, 1801 E St SE, Washington, DC 20003, Stati Uniti

Image result for Alain LeRoy LockeAlain Leroy Locke (September 13, 1885 – June 9, 1954) was an American writer, philosopher, educator, and patron of the arts. Distinguished as the first African-American Rhodes Scholar in 1907, Locke was the philosophical architect —the acknowledged "Dean"— of the Harlem Renaissance.[1] As a result, popular listings of influential African Americans have repeatedly included him. On March 19, 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. proclaimed: "We're going to let our children know that the only philosophers that lived were not Plato and Aristotle, but W. E. B. Du Bois and Alain Locke came through the universe."[2]

Locke was gay, and may have encouraged and supported other gay African-Americans who were part of the Harlem Renaissance.[17] However, he was not fully public in his orientation[7] and referred to it as his point of "vulnerable/invulnerability",[6] taken to mean an area of risk and strength in his view.[6]


  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/queerplaces/images/Alain_LeRoy_Locke