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Alain leroy locke

Alain LeRoy Locke was born on Sept. 13, 1886, in Philadelphia PA. He was an American educator, writer, and philosopher, who is best remembered as a leader and chief interpreter of the Harlem Renaissance.

He graduated from Harvard University (1907) with a degree in philosophy. Locke was the first black Rhodes scholar, studying at Oxford (1907-10) and the University of Berlin (1910-11). He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Harvard (1918). For almost 40 years, until retirement in 1953 as head of the department of philosophy, Locke taught at Howard University, Washington, D.C.

During that time Locke became a distinguished member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.

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Epsilon Kappa Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., started the scholarship to raise funds for students entering college for over 20 years now.