Arna Bontemps was the author of 25 books of poetry, history, biography, fiction and anthologies. Bontemps was a major figure of the Harlem Renaissance. Bontemps served as head librarian at Fisk University from 1969 to 1972. He was also curator of the James Weldon Johnson Memorial Collection of Negro Arts and Letters at Yale University.
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American Negro Poetry
Anyplace But Here
The Autobiography of an EX-Coloured Man
Black Thunder: Gabriel's Revolt: Virginia, 1800
Father of the Blues: An Autobiography
Great Slave Narratives
One Hundred Years of Negro Freedom
The Pasteboard Bandit
American Negro Poetry, Revised Ed.
The Book of Negro Folklore