“A Legal Career” by Paul Laurence Dunbar

According to the Paul Laurence Dunbar House Historical Site,

June 27, 2022 will mark the sesquicentennial anniversary of Dunbar’s birth. To commemorate this momentous occasion, the "Dunbar 150" project was created to shine a spotlight on Dunbar’s literary contributions and share details of his life and legacy with the world. This multi-year initiative is made possible by collaborations between the National Park Service, Dayton area and national community leaders, organizations, educators, and Dunbar enthusiasts. 

There are all kinds of activities planned as part of the Dunbar 150 project. Feel free to check them out!

But, did you know that Mr. Dunbar had aspired to become a lawyer, and was unable to complete his education due to financial hardship.  (for more see the Poetry Foundation page on Paul Laurence Dunbar)

Today, we end the week examining his poem on what it means to have A Legal Career.

From The Lawyer’s Alcove: Poems by the Lawyer, for the Lawyer, and about the Lawyer, ed. by Ina Russelle Warren, available on HeinOnline.*

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