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Literary Reviews of Dunbar's Work

Book cover of Dunbar's book, Howdy Honey, Howdy.

Cover from Dunbar's book.

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Read critiques of Dunbar's works.

“Lyrics of Lowly Life”
The Outlook, January 2, 1897

Mr. Dunbar’s “Lyrics of Lowly Life”
The Dial, February 1, 1897

A Negro Poet
Paul Lawrence Dunbar’s “Lyrics of Lowly Life”
New York Times, February 6, 1897

An Afro-American Poet
H.T. Peck, The Bookman, February 1897

Paul Laurence Dunbar, the Negro Poet
The Outlook, May 1897

Paul Dunbar’s New Romance
New York Times, December 8, 1900

The Tuskegee Song
Paul Laurence Dunbar, 1906

Did You Know?

Paul Laurence Dunbar House

The Dunbar House in Dayton, Ohio, was purchased by Paul for his mother in 1903. On July 23, 1936, the Dunbar House became the first state memorial to honor an African American.