Poet Paul Laurence Dunbar born in Dayton, Ohio. Mr. Paul Laurence Dunbar is one of the most popular
African-American poets of all time. His dialect poems
and humor in his works were often under appreciated due to the English standards
which were set at the time. His book was finally given
attention in "The Book of American Negro Poetry" in 1921 by James
Weldon Johnson. Among his numerous collections of poems are "Oak and Ivory" (1893) and "Majors and Minors" (1896). His birth in
1872 and his death in 1906 gave him enough time to give impact upon
the poetic world, and an impression of the true art of poetry.