Alain LeRoy Locke was an emerging writer during the Harlem Renaissance. He was known as the “Father of the Harlem Renaissance” because of the book he published in 1925 called “The New Negro”. In his writing career he wrote books, poetry, plays and in some cases music. He wrote novels and books about races and social class, biography’s and other types of books. He was born in Philadelphia, PA and graduated from Central High School already knowing he wanted to become a writer. He moved on and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree at University of Berlin. He then went on further and continued his studies at Oxford. Eventually he ended up in Harlem and continued his writing career and became a well-established and respected African American writer.