Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar was born in Dayton, Ohio in June of 1872. His parents, Joshua and Matilda, were former slaves in Kentucky during the Civil War. Dunbar’s mother had moved to Dayton along with her two sons from her first marriage. Read more about Paul Laurence Dunbar.

The Lily of the Valley

‘The Lily of the Valley’ is a poem written by the American poet, Paul Laurence Dunbar about the lily flower. The poet describes the flower through the use of vibrant imagery and symbolism.

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