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Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906) was an African-American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Much of his popular work in his lifetime used a Negro dialect, which helped him become one of the first nationally-accepted African-American writers. Much of his writing, however, does not use dialect; these more traditional poems have become of greater interest to scholars.

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Dunbar High School (Fort Myers, Florida) - History
... In 1926, Dunbar High School was constructed on what is now High Street in Fort Myers ... It was named for the poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar ... This Dunbar High School graduated its last class of students in 1962 ...
Dunbar High School (Washington, D.C.) - History
... later known as M Street High School, the name was changed in honor of poet Paul Laurence Dunbar ... Founded as an educational mission at the Fifteenth Street Presbyterian Church, Dunbar was America's first public high school for black students ... It is similar to Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Baltimore, Maryland and Fort Worth, Texas, as all three schools have a majority African American student body and are of a major importance to ...
Paul Laurence Dunbar House
... The Paul Laurence Dunbar House was the 1904-1906 home of poet Paul Laurence Dunbar in Dayton, Ohio ... It is located at 219 Paul Laurence Dunbar Street (formerly called North Summit Street) in Dayton ...
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School (Fort Worth, Texas)
... Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is a comprehensive high school in the Stop Six neighborhood of Fort Worth, Texas ... Named for the dialectical poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, the school strives to highly educate the majority African-American community it serves ...

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    We wear the mask that grins and lies,
    Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)

    Fu’ I t’ink de las’ long res’
    Gwine to soothe my sperrit bes’
    If I’s layin’ ‘mong de t’ings I’s allus knowed.
    —Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)

    That for which Paul lived and died so gloriously; that for which Jesus gave himself to be crucified; the end that animated the thousand martyrs and heroes who have followed his steps, was to redeem us from a formal religion, and teach us to seek our well-being in the formation of the soul.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    It is not a carol of joy or glee,
    But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core,
    But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings—
    I know why the caged bird sings!
    —Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906)