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 Arna Wendell Bontemps

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Arna Wendell Bontemps

  • Birth 13 Oct 1902 Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA
  • Death 4 Jun 1973 Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot Grave 497
  • Memorial ID 7115834

Arna Bontemps was a key figure in the Harlem Renaissance. He was a poet (PERSONALS), novelist (BLACK THUNDER), editor (THE POETRY OF THE NEGRO), author of children's books (SAD-FACED BOY). He ended his remarkable career as a teacher and librarian at Fisk University, University of Illinois (Chicago Circle), and Yale. His birthplace in Alexandria is now the Arna Bontemps African American Museum and Cultural Arts Center.

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  • Originally Created by: Daniel Dyer
  • Added: 25 Jan 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7115834
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Arna Wendell Bontemps (13 Oct 1902–4 Jun 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7115834, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .