Alain Locke was an American writer, philosopher, educator, and patron of the arts. He is best known for his writings on and about the Harlem Renaissance. He is regarded as the "Father of the Harlem Renaissance".

Alain Locke was an American writer, philosopher, educator, and patron of the arts. He is best known for his writings on and about the Harlem Renaissance. He is regarded as the "Father of the Harlem Renaissance".

Harriet Tubman - American bondwoman who escaped from slavery in the south to become a leading abolitionist before the Civil War. She led hundreds of bondsmen to freedom in North along the route of the Underground Railroad.

Harriet Tubman - American bondwoman who escaped from slavery in the south to become a leading abolitionist before the Civil War. She led hundreds of bondsmen to freedom in North along the route of the Underground Railroad.

Portrait of baseball star Jackie Robinson w. his wife Rachel and their son Jackie Jr. sitting on front steps of their home in Brooklyn.  July 1949

Portrait of baseball star Jackie Robinson w. his wife Rachel and their son Jackie Jr. sitting on front steps of their home in Brooklyn. July 1949

US Slave: Vivien T. Thomas: The Janitor Cardiac Surgery Pioneer  please tap and read more about this amazing man

US Slave: Vivien T. Thomas: The Janitor Cardiac Surgery Pioneer please tap and read more about this amazing man

Today is the birthday of Ntozake Shange, born 1948. She's an American playwright, and poet. As a self proclaimed black feminist, much of the content of her work addresses issues relating to race and feminism. Shange is best-known for the Obie Award-winning play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. For more information about her and poems on Poemhunter:  http://www.poemhunter.com/ntozake-shange/  Happy Birthday Ntozake Shange!

Today is the birthday of Ntozake Shange, born 1948. She's an American playwright, and poet. As a self proclaimed black feminist, much of the content of her work addresses issues relating to race and feminism. Shange is best-known for the Obie Award-winning play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf. For more information about her and poems on Poemhunter: http://www.poemhunter.com/ntozake-shange/ Happy Birthday Ntozake Shange!

Alain Locke, writer, thinker--first black Rhodes scholar Harvard graduate. Locke was born in Philadelphia in 1886.

Alain Locke, writer, thinker--first black Rhodes scholar Harvard graduate. Locke was born in Philadelphia in 1886.

Howard University freshman Rose Esters, a history major, and Sarah White, a pre-med student. Another photo from Alfred Eisenstaedt’s 1946 LIFE magazine photo essay, these women were photographed in their Truth Hall dormitory room.

Howard University freshman Rose Esters, a history major, and Sarah White, a pre-med student. Another photo from Alfred Eisenstaedt’s 1946 LIFE magazine photo essay, these women were photographed in their Truth Hall dormitory room.

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