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Paul Laurence Dunbar
Date Issued: 1975-05-01
Postage Value: 10 cents

Commemorative issue
American Arts
Paul Laurence Dunbar

The only African American to attend his Dayton high school, Paul Lawrence Dunbar would walk to that school each day with Orville and Wilbur Wright. Dunbar sold his first book of poetry in 1893, a collection of standard English and dialect poems. A few years later his work was heralded by critics and promoted in this country and in Europe. His first work was Oak and Ivy and later works were Majors and Minors and Lyrics of a Lowly Life. Dunbar died of tuberculosis in 1906.

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