The powerful literary works by African American writers and artists during the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's had a major influence on the arts in America and abroad. Did you know that you can learn about one of biggest the inspirations of that movement at Dayton Aviation National Historical Park? Poet and former Dayton resident Paul Laurence Dunbar is considered the first African American writer to financially support himself on the popularity of his work. His home is an important part of the park's story..
Take flight with Dunbar, Langston Hughes and other great Black Poets of the United States in this classic work of literary scholarship. First published in 1963, this work by French Jean Wagner offers rich and comprehensive analysis and essential historical context. It belongs on the reading list of any lover of literature and history.
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