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Marker Details

Title, side A
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Title, side B
Same
Address
219 N. Paul Laurence Dunbar Street
Dayton, 45407
Location
219 North P.O. Dunbar Street
Latitude
39.757223
Longitude
-84.218590

Picture Details

Title
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Caption
Portrait of Paul Laurence Dunbar, ca. 1890-1900. Josephine Watkins Lehman, known to Dunbar as "Aunt Bam," was the daughter of Dunbar's high school principal and mentor, William Watkins. She is credited with taking this photograph. Dunbar is acknowledged as the first significant African American poet. He was born the son of former slaves, and his mother instilled in him a love of poetry. He died of tuberculosis on February 9, 1906 (AL03381).