Feb. 15, 2017
“In His Words, My Voice” My Own Eighth Wonder Of The World, Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar lived on this planet for 33 years, born in Dayton Ohio, was friends with the Wright Brothers, Frederick Douglass, and Booker T. Washington. Mr. Dunbar, a graduate of Howard University was the very first published author to use writing as his sole occupation. His works spread out over almost 3 decades. Paul Laurence Dunbar began writing as early as the age of 6 and wrote until the last breath left his body. He was one of our nation's greatest writers and his words will last an eternity. Join me today as I salute this magnificent creator of verse and prose. In his words, my voice, Mr. Paul Laurence Dunbar, knowing that our black history need not ever be a black mystery.