Black History Month Spotlight: Paul L. Dunbar

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African Americans have had immeasurable impact and contributed to the quality, progress and access of education to all races and creeds within the Dallas Independent School District and community. Read about some of our schools’ namesakes and their historical contributions to Dallas ISD.

Paul L. Dunbar: Having served as his high school’s newspaper editor and writer of the school song, Paul Lawrence Dunbar was his school’s only African American in his graduating class. A published poet of two major collections, Dunbar was also an acclaimed “poet laureate” of the African-American race prior to his death.

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