: This 8" by 10" (20.3 by 25.4 cm) photograph depicts the house of Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906). Dunbar is acknowledged as the first significant African American poet in the United States. He was born the son of former slaves on June 27, 1872 in Dayton, Ohio. After high school, the Wright brothers assisted Dunbar in publishing the Dayton Tattler, an African-American newspaper. His first book of poetry, Oak and Ivy, was published in 1893. It was followed by Lyrics of a Lowly Life, and Majors and Minors, ten other books of poetry, four books of short stories, five novels and a play. Dunbar died of tuberculosis at the age of 33. View on Ohio Memory.
: Om3214_3812897_001 Subjects
: African American Ohioans; Architecture; Literary Ohio; Houses; Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906; Poets Places
: Dayton (Ohio); Montgomery County (Ohio)