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African American Contributions to the Americas' Cultures: A Critical Edition of Lectures of Alain Locke

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2018.08.21 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jacoby Adeshei Carter, African American Contributions to the Americas' Cultures: A Critical Edition of Lectures of Alain Locke, Palgrave Macmillan, 2016, 184pp., $89.99 (hbk), ISBN 9781137525185. Reviewed by Johnny Washington, Missouri State University Jacoby Adeshei Carter's book makes a great contribution to the study of Alain Locke as philosopher. It has two parts, the first is "The Negro's Contributions to the Culture of the Americas"; the second is "'Like Rum in the Punch': The Quest for Cultural Democracy." Part I includes six lectures Locke delivered while living in Haiti during 1943. During this time, he was an Inter-American Exchange Professor to Haiti. Over the years, I have published three books focusing on Locke's works. My research required that I visit the Moorland-Spingarn Research Center (MSRC) at Howard University. While conducting research there, I was not aware of the six lectures. . .

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