Happy Birthday, Arna Bontemps, born 13 October 1902, died 4 June 1973
- How dare anyone, parent, schoolteacher, or merely literary critic, tell me not to act coloured.
- Let us keep the dance of rain our fathers kept and tread our dreams beneath the jungle sky.
- Is there something we have forgotten? Some precious thing we have lost, wandering in strange lands?
Bontemps was an African-American award-winning author and poet and member of the Harlem Renaissance. His books include God Sends Sunday,Black Thunder and Great Slave Narratives.
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