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Dunbar Celebration


I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings A Celebration of Paul Laurence Dunbar

Sunday, February 11th at 3:00 pm

Paul Laurence Dunbar House

219 N. Paul Laurence Dunbar Street

(312 Edison Street entrance)

Admission: FREE


Poetry, song and dance featuring soprano Dr. Minnita Daniel-Cox (top left) singing settings of Paul Laurence Dunbar texts; collaborative pianist John Benjamin (top right); emeritus English Professor Herb Martin (middle left) in dramatic recitations of Dunbar poetry; and interpretations of the poetry through dance by the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (bottom), Debbie Blunden-Diggs (middle right), Artistic Director.

The Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historic Site is located at 219 North Paul Laurence Dunbar Street, Dayton, Ohio. Please enter through the Visitor Center entrance on Edison Street (around the corner from the Dunbar House).


Tours of the home are free and available from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday, Saturday and Sunday (last tour at 3:30 pm). For more information call 937.224.7061 or 937.225.7705.