Locke's influence in other blacks were shown through his writing and his ideas because he values the idea of seeing the Harlem Renaissance in an artistic point of view and was more focused on maintaining the African/African- American identity more than the societal events going around. He believes that the Americans should encourage their race and embrace rather than try to become a different race and fitting in with society.
Although Hurston had not been so popular during her time, her short stories brought attention that became revolutionary in helping to protect the African American's rights. Due to the issues regarding the Jim Crow laws, Zora writes about the need to protect their own rights in order to stay equal with everybody else in society.
Du Bois had worked with many other influential writers during the Harlem Renaissance, in which he shared his leftist views. He many times clashed with many other black influential people because of their less radical views that were compared to his own views pertaining the strategies of black advancement.
A poet named Countee Cullin was able to write poems that were admired by the whites and his belief of not having a specific race being limited proves the idea of equality which also relates to the American Dream, which contains the idea of no violence and being the free citizen that had been promised.
Langston Hughes had refused to believe that there was a difference between his personal experiences and the common experiences of the Black society in America. This shows major influences within the Black community that is being segregated throughout the nation.