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Celebrating 150 Years of Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar was born on June 27, 1872, in Dayton, Ohio. He was was one of the first African American literary figures to gain national critical acclaim. On May 2, 1992, Wright State University’s main library was renamed “Dunbar … Continue reading

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Join us on Feb. 17! Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask Screening and Discussion

As part of the University Libraries’ 150th Paul Laurence Dunbar Birthday Celebration Series, the Libraries will present, Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask, a documentary by Frederick Lewis about the life and legacy of the first African American to achieve national fame … Continue reading

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From the Stacks: 150 years of Paul Laurence Dunbar

By Jane Wildermuth, Head of University Libraries Special Collections and Archives In 2022, the Miami Valley will celebrate 150 years of the life and work of poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, a prolific writer renowned for his dialectical poetry. Dunbar was … Continue reading

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