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A Black Man Talks of Reaping

Arna Bontemps

Arna Bontemps
(1902–1973)

Born in Louisiana, Arna Bontemps by profession was a librarian (at Fisk University). In addition to poetry, he published a number of novels and works of children’s fiction. One Hundred Years of Negro Freedom (1961), is a widely heralded historical work.



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Arna Bontemps African American Museum and Cultural Arts Center
This site provides not only information on Arna Bontemps' life and works, but also an impressive number of links to further information and resources regarding African American history and cultural arts in Louisiana and elsewhere.

Modern American Poetry site for Arna Bontemps

A Brief Chronology of African American Literature
This site, part of the San Antonio College LitWeb, provides a fine timeline of the literary contributions of African-Americans. It provides a valuable context for African American Literature as a separate literary genre.

African-American History and Culture
This site, maintained by the Library of Congress, provides an illustrated guide to many of manuscripts associated with African-American history and culture in this country.

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