: Portrait of Alice Ruth Moore Dunbar Nelson, wife of poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, ca. 1907-1909. The Dunbar's were married in March, 1898 and separated four years later, but never divorced. Paul Laurence Dunbar died in 1906 and four years later Alice married Harry A Callis, a physician. This marriage ended in divorce. In 1916, she married Robert J. Nelson, a poet and civil rights activist.
Alice was a poet, journalist and political activist. She was a graduate of Straight University (now Dillard University).
She died on September 18, 1935, in Wilmington, Delaware. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL03380 Subjects
: African American women--Ohio; Multicultural Ohio--Ohio Women; Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906 Places
: Paul Laurence Dunbar Collection