A new exhibit about renowned Dayton poet Paul Laurence Dunbar is now on display in the lobby of the Dunbar Library, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the the poet’s birth (June 27, 1872).
The centerpiece of this exhibit is a painting of Dunbar created by local artist Angelo Hopson and donated to Wright State University Libraries.
The exhibit also includes biographical information and photographs illustrating Dunbar’s life, as well as reproductions of the covers of Dunbar’s books. (Some original first edition Dunbar poetry books can be seen on display in the Special Collections and Archives reading room, 401 Dunbar Library, during our open hours.)
For more information about the life and works of Paul Laurence Dunbar, take a peek at the Paul Laurence Dunbar section of our web site, which includes book cover images, text for all of his poems, a photo gallery, and more!
If you have any questions, please ask us!