Alain Locke's career in publishing spanned over a quarter of a century; from the 1920's to the 1950's. He established the Associates in Negro Folk Education, an organization created to collect and share and accurate history of African Americans. Locke published and reprinted several critical works and books on the history of his people, and made them available to the public. Alain Locke was also known as an American philosopher and is credited for writing influential works on philosophy, art, aesthetics, and education. .
Locke's books are still available and can be found in libraries and academic institutions around the world. .
Some of his lesser-known and later works, while not readily accessible in book form, can be accessed on the internet through Internet Archive, and Google Books. His unfinished book entitled The Negro in American Culture was finished and published posthumously by Margaret Just Butcher. Locke's most widely known publication of The New Negro (1925), an anthology of fiction, poetry, drama, and essays; he familiarized American readers all over the U.S. The anthology has enlightened audience, composed of black and white readers; Locke's pose to more American literature anthologies would be beneficial to a broader selection of American literature students.
Locke, Alain LeRoy. Four Negro Poets. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1927. Print. This book has been reprinted in New York at International Microfilms Press, 1970. This book has 2 editions published in 1927 in English and is available for readers in 99 libraries worldwide.
---. The Negro's Contribution to American Art and Literature. Philadelphia, Pa.: American Academy of Political and Social Science, 1928. Print. Publication No. 2188. Reprinted from The American Negro, vol. CXXXX of The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science, Philadelphia, November, 1928. This book is available for readers in 4 libraries.