Arna Bontemps (1913 words)

Arna Wendell Bontemps had enough careers and accomplishments for several people. He was born in Louisiana, but was educated to the baccalaureate level in California and completed a graduate degree in Chicago. He served as teacher, administrator, librarian, and visiting professor in private schools, a government agency, colleges and universities respectively and published nearly three dozen books—including novels for adult and young readers; popular histories and biographies; short story, essay and poetry collections; and anthologies of poems and folklore. He participated in the New Negro Movement in literature from 1924-1931, became a leading figure in the Depression-era Black Chicago Writers’ literary movement and, beginning in …

Courage, Richard A.. "Arna Bontemps". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 09 August 2013
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Related Groups

  1. African American Fiction
  2. African American Poetry