He died in 1973 in Nashvile,TN
Arna Bontemps was born in Alexandria, Louisiana.his parents name is Marie Carolina Pembrooke and Paul Bismark Bontemps
his family moved from louisana to california when he was the age of 3
He graduated from pacific union college in Angwin,California
in 1924 Bontemps moved to harlem.he found a teaching job at the harlem academy and begin to publish poetry.
he pubish his first book
he won the Alexander pushkin prize of opportunity [TWO YEARS STRAIGHT HE WON THIS EVENT]