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Brown began teaching in 1929 at Howard University, where he would remain for the next 40 years. Unable to find a publisher for his second collection of poetry, No Hiding Place, Brown turned his attention to literary criticism. He was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 1937, which allowed him to complete two important scholarly collections, The Negro in American Fiction and Negro Poetry and Drama, both published in 1937. An important study of the ways in which African Americans had typically been portrayed in American literature, Brown’s The Negro in American Fiction identified several images (among them what he called “The Contented Slave,” “The Comic Negro,” and “The Exotic Primitive”) that contributed to the misrepresentation and misunderstanding of black culture.

He also published a collection of his short fiction, The Old South: “A Summer Tragedy” and Other Stories from the Thirties (1973). Arna Wendell Bontemps died of a heart attack on June 4, 1973, in Nashville, Tennessee. In his novels, poetry, short fiction, and children’s literature, Bontemps consistently challenged racial prejudice and celebrated the unique contributions made by African Americans to the literature and history of the United States. Modern reprints of many of Bontemps’s children’s books continue to enrich the lives of new generations of children; and two previously unknown books, The Pasteboard Bandit, a collaborative work with Langston Hughes, and Bubber Goes to Heaven, were published in 1997 and 1998, respectively.

Bibb spent the remaining years of his life in Canada. He established the North American Convention of Col- ored People, an organization opposed to the repatriation of African Americans to Africa. Instead, he advocated their immigration to the safety of Canada. Henry Bibb died in 1854. Bibb was a gifted orator in the cause of abolition, and his autobiography added an eloquent and disturbing perspective on the conditions of slave life to the growing literary tradition of the slave narrative. In addition, his documentation of the folklore among slaves, particularly “conjuring,” or the casting of spells, provided insight into the significance of the supernatural in early African-American culture, a theme that would appear frequently in the literature of later generations of African-American writers.

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