Arna Bontemps biography
Arna Bontemps was an African-American award-winning author and poet born on October 13, 1902 in Alexandria, Louisiana. Known for his books featuring black characters, he wrote many notable pieces including God Sends Sunday (1931), Black Thunder (1936), The Story of the Negro (1948) and Great Slave Narratives (1969). He died June 4, 1973 in Nashville, Tennessee while working on his autobiography. His family's former home is now the Arna Bontemps African-American Museum and Cultural Arts Center.