By Catherine Reef
Writer Catherine Reef paints a wealthy and noteworthy portrait of the 1st African American to earn his dwelling as a author. "I comprehend why the caged poultry sings," wrote Paul Laurence Dunbar in "Sympathy," one in every of his best-loved poems. Born in 1872 to former slaves, Dunbar touched the state with poetry that portrayed the sorrows and the thrill of African-American existence. Dunbar's paintings spoke on to the hearts of his readers, and his legacy encouraged the new release of African-American poets who undefined.
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