Sunday, January 12, 2014

Paul L Dunbar 1.5.1975

U.S. 1975 10¢ Paul L. Dunbar stamp shows Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906), an American writer and poet. Dunbar was the son of an escaped slave.  His writing greatly contributed to a more sensitive understanding of African Americans.Much of his popular work in his lifetime used a Negro dialect, which helped him become one of the first nationally-accepted African-American writers. Much of his writing, however, does not use dialect; these traditional poems have become of greater interest to scholars.

Thank you Merja.

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