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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 84

63. “The Chief Singer of the Negro Race,” Current Literature (April 1906): 400.

Eulogy to the black poet Paul Laurence Dunbar, who died of tuberculosis at the age of thirty-four. A photographic portrait of Dunbar appears on the title page over this caption. “Characterized by William Dean Howells as ‘the only man of pure African blood and of American civilization to feel the negro life esthetically and express it lyrically.’”