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The Reader's Notebook: Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar
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The Reader's Notebook: Paul Laurence Dunbar

February 9, 2022 — Paul Laurence Dunbar was an American poet, novelist, and short story writer of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Dayton, Ohio, to parents who had been enslaved in Kentucky before the American Civil War, Dunbar began writing stories and verse when he was a child.