The Dunbar Operas

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Paul Laurence Dunbar was born June 27, 1872, in Dayton, Ohio. He was youngest of three sons born to former slave, Matilda Dunbar. His father, Joshua Dunbar escaped from slavery by enlisting in Company F, 55th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. It was the second regiment of all African-American troops formed during the Civil War.Read more

Paul Laurence Dunbar