Dark Weather Vane
by Alain Locke
Professor of Philosophy, Howard University
The Harlem riot of 1935, now the subject of a comprehensive report,
demonstrated that "the Negro is not merely the man who shouldn't
be forgotten; he is the man who cannot safely be ignored." Alain
Locke, early interpreter of the New Harlem in a special issue of
Survey Graphic, here pictures the Harlem of hard times.