PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR ((June 27, 1872 â€“ February 9, 1906): Birthday Celebration June 27, 2013 at Library of CongressTuesday, June 25th, 2013
Holly Bass and Al Young in post-presentation mode at the Library of Congress celebration of Paul Laurence Dunbar’s birthdayÂ
Celebrating poet Paul Laurence Dunbar
“Gone by age 34, the gifted, versatile Dunbar was the first American writer to earn a living entirely by his pen. Miz Chapman — our 2nd grade teacher at Kingston Elementary School for Colored in Laurel, Mississippi — sang his greatness and made us memorize and recite poems by Dunbar she loved.”
— Al Young
Holly Bass & Al Young
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Thursday, June 27, 2013
Poets Holly Bass and Al Young celebrate the birthday of American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar by reading selections from his work and discussing his influence on their own writing.
Location: Dining Room A, Sixth floor, James Madison Building