Dunbar Playground

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This playground honors Paul Dunbar (1872-1906), an accomplished and prolific African American poet. A popular and respected figure in the Dayton's Central High School Community, Dunbar served as Editor-in-Chief of his school newspaper, president of the Literary Society, and received praise for his poetry. Upon completion of high school, Dunbar was forced to accept a job working as an elevator operator, where he attempted to sell his poetry to people who rode the elevator.

A small jointly operated playground at E 161 St, Trinity Av, E 163 St, Cauldwel in the Bronx

Founded August 17, 1953 — 66 years ago

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