Professor Barbara McCaskill has accepted an invitation from the selection committee to present the Alain LeRoy Locke Lecture Series at Harvard University's Hutchins Center for African and African American Research. The series is established to honor the eminent scholar who was a leading architect of the Harlem Renaissance, the first African American to earn a doctorate from Harvard (PhD Philosophy, 1918), and the first African American to earn a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford. Professor McCaskill will deliver three "consecutive, self-contained, unpublished" lectures with the option of future publication. The series has featured such distinguished scholars and writers as Gerald L. Early, Paule Marshall, Hilton Als, Melvin Van Peebles, Deborah Willis, Walter Mosley, and Robert O'Meally.
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