Explorations in Black Leadership

Co-Directed by Phyllis Leffler & Julian Bond

New Negro

Famously found in Howard University philosopher Alain LeRoy Locke’s 1925 essay “The New Negro,” the term described the African American prepared to undo the racial, social, political, legal, and economic barriers that had constrained black opportunities and advancement for generations. Locke advocated for a new generation of African Americans who would oppose Jim Crow and advocate for civil rights.