“Sympathy”- A Poem Written by: Paul Laurence Dunbar

Born on June 27, 1872, Paul Laurence Dunbar was one of the first African American poets to gain national recognition. His parents Joshua and Matilda Murphy Dunbar were freed slaves from Kentucky. His parents separated shortly after his birth, but Dunbar would draw on their stories of plantation life throughout his writing career. By the … Continue reading “Sympathy”- A Poem Written by: Paul Laurence Dunbar