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Arna Bontemps (born as Arnaud Wendell Bontemps in Alexandria, Louisiana, died in Nashville, Tennessee) was a famous Poet from USA, who lived between October 13, 1902 and June 4, 1973.


Arna Wendell Bontemps was an American writer, considered one of the leading figures in the literary and cultural movement of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s years-was.

After school he studied at Pacific Union College, graduated 1923, and this was then working as a teacher at several schools. In November 1926 he was one of the authors of only one published journal Fire!, Which was intended as a quarterly literary magazine of the Harlem Renaissance. In 1931 he gave his real literary debut with the novel God Sends Sunday, the novels You Can not Get a Possum (1934), Black Thunder (1936) and Drums at Dusk (1939) followed. He took the issue of insurgency-colored, so that he was accused of asking African Americans to violence.

In 1943 he began working as a librarian of Fisk University, which he held until his death. His non-fiction story of the Negro (1948) recounted the history of African Americans from the time of the African kingdoms to the American presence, and belonged to one of the first children's books, which dealt with the issues of racial segregation and discrimination in American society.

After leaving his literary work after he published a few biographical non-fiction books such as George Washington Carver, Sam Patch (1951), Frederick Douglass: Slave Fighter Freeman (1959), One Hundred Years of Negro Freedom (1961), Famous Negro Athletes ( 1964), The Harlem Renaissance Remembered (1972) and Young Booker: Booker T. Washington's Early Days (1972) about the youth of the civil rights activist Booker T. Washington.

In addition to his novels he also wrote poems, such as Southern Mansion and A Black Man Talks of Reaping. Through his anthology of African American poetry and his historical works, he contributed to the understanding and appreciation of the richness and value of African-American culture.

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He is born under the zodiac libra, who is known for Balance, Justice, Truth, Beauty, Perfection. Our collection contains 4 quotes who is written / told by Arna.

Related authors: Booker T. Washington, George Washington Carver, George Washington

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Famous quotes by Arna Bontemps (4)

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"Yet would we die as some have done, beating a way for the rising sun"
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"How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act colored"
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"Is there something we have forgotten? Some precious thing we have lost, wandering in strange lands?"
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"Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky"