Paul Laurence Dunbar

Listening Tree Poetry (LT) October 3, 2020 Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar

It is not a carol of joy or glee,
But a prayer that he sends from his heart’s deep core,
But a plea, that upward to Heaven he flings –
I know why the caged bird sings!

Encyclopaedia Africana P October 3, 2020 PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR

He sought employment with various Dayton businesses, including newspapers, only to be rejected because of his race.

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