Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar (HM160Y)

Location: Dayton, OH 45402 Montgomery County
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N 39° 45.463', W 84° 13.133'

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Born on June 27, 1872 in Dayton to former slaves Joshua and Matilda Dunbar, Paul Laurence Dunbar developed a love of stories during his early years. He wrote his first poem at age six and recited his original Easter Ode at age nine to the congregation of the Baker Street A.M.E. Church. At age 17 Dunbar developed and edited the first Dayton African American newspaper, The Dayton Tattler, printed by Orville and Wilbur Wright. With such notable titles as Majors and Minors and Lyrics of Lowly Life in 1896, Dunbar finished four collected volumes of short stories, four novels, three published plays, lyrics for 13 songs, fourteen books of poetry, 400 published poems, and uncounted essays on social and racial topics over a thirteen year period. These works helped him achieve national recognition and international acclaim as America's first professional writer of African American heritage. He died in Dayton on February 9, 1906.
HM NumberHM160Y
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series, and the Ohio: Ohio Historical Society series.
Marker Number8-57
Year Placed2003
Placed ByOhio Bicentennial Commission and The Ohio Historical Society
Marker Condition
10 out of 10 (1 reports)
Date Added Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 3:18pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 738249 N 4404566
Decimal Degrees39.75771667, -84.21888333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 45.463', W 84° 13.133'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 45' 27.78" N, 84° 13' 7.98" W
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Area Code(s)937
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 223 N Paul Laurence Dunbar St, Dayton OH 45402, US
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