Logan Circle in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Alain Locke Residence
African American Heritage Trail, Washington, DC
—1326 R Street, NW —
Alain Locke (1886-1954), a leading 20th-century intellectual and the nation's first black Rhodes Scholar, was a central figure in the New Negro (sometimes called the Harlem) Renaissance. Locke edited The New Negro (1925), an anthology of poems, prose, and art that helped define this critical cultural movement. Beginning in 1912, he taught English, education, and philosophy for more than 40 years at Howard University. In 1935 he founded the Associates in Negro Folk Education to bring scholarship to adult learners. Locke wrote widely on cultural pluralism, which emphasizes respect for different cultures.
Erected by Cultural Tourism DC.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Washington, DC African American Heritage Trail marker series.
Location. 38° 54.749′ N, 77° 1.812′ W. Marker is in Logan Circle, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker is on R Street Northwest west of 13th Street NW, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1326 R Street NW, Washington DC 20009, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Logan Circle Cistern and BayScape (within shouting distance of this marker); John Wesley A.M.E. Zion Church Vermont Avenue Baptist Church (about 500 feet away); “Contraband” to Community (about 600 feet away); Edward “Duke” Ellington Residence (about 700 feet away); Logan Circle, Just Ahead (about 700 feet away); If These Mansions Could Talk (approx. 0.2 miles away); Charles M. “Sweet Daddy” Grace Residence (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Logan Circle.
Categories. • African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Communications • Education •
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