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LZGranderson: In order not to show his disappointment to reporters asking the right questions, he must smile for all the wrong reasons. All these years later and yet —to paraphrase the great poet Paul Laurence Dunbar — many of us still must wear the mask.

taomaus: “All these years later and yet — to paraphrase the great poet Paul Laurence Dunbar—many of us still must wear the mask.” The very Best fb coaches my son had, were Black. They saw things in him that no one else did, and they were right. I’m forever grateful.

nickwalshnick: "We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes-- This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile.." Paul Laurence Dunbar, from "We Wear the Mask"

MLCorey1982: It’s a New Year. And here’s a resolve: I’ll share a poem every night that feels meaningful. This is by Dayton’s Paul Laurence Dunbar. After four years of hate, this felt like the way to start 2021.

BradshawEnglish: Blocks 3 & 4: From our poetry reads this semester, you also know that caged bird references turn-of-the-century poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. :)

HsBasketballl: Paul Laurence Dunbar vs. Lafayette High School Basketball Live Bulldogs 3-0 Generals 2-4 Watch Live:

IUOELocal18: District 4/5 Members on the 3rd Street bridge in Dayton with Eagle Bridge- Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. & Dayton’s own Paul Laurence Dunbar are honored and included on the design of the new bridge.

grc_hoops: New Story: GRC Hoops falls to Paul Laurence Dunbar School 58 - 40

MelloMusicGroup: Arizona's Paul Laurence Dunbar school was built on this date in 1917 for Tucson's Black students. It was segregated until 1951 and closed in 1978.

POETSorg: Come when the year's first blossom blows, Come when the summer gleams and glows, Come with the winter's drifting snows, And you are welcome, welcome —Paul Laurence Dunbar

PhosphorusL6: If you've never heard of Paul Laurence Dunbar here's a favorite.

hegi34078902: Paul Laurence Dunbar vs.Bowling Green - High school Varsity Basketball 2021 Saturday, January 16. Bulldogs 3-0 Purples ► Click Lick ➢➢

vlok_andre: We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile Paul Laurence Dunbar

PromisedLandMag: Paul Laurence Dunbar.

grc_hoops: GRC Hoops JV kicks off their season tonight in Lexington as they take on Dunbar in a 6:00 pm start.

CentralHighNPS: 4) Some of these alumni include but are not limited to, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, Vice President Elect Kamala Harris, and even the Black Panther, the late Chadwick Boseman.

grc_hoops: GRC Hoops travels to Lexington tonight to take on Dunbar in the 2nd game of JV/Varsity doubleheader. Tip off the for the varsity game is scheduled for 7:30 pm.

RioHondoCollege: What do Paul Laurence Dunbar, Richard Wright, and Tupac Shakur have in common with one another? Why keep asking these questions, when we can all come together and finally find answers to them?! Add LIT 102 CRN 30920 with Levon Parsghian to your Spring 2021 course schedule.

marley_it_dev: We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar

LibrariaNicole: This was amazing. We need more of this in law and academia and life. Candyman references and Paul Laurence Dunbar references. Yes, please.

clotildabrand: For those who voted for Dunbar high school, you are correct. Paul Laurence Dunbar High opened its doors in Washington, D.C. in 1870.

FDHSATHLETICS: Boys And Girls Varsity Basketball Frederick Douglass High School vs Paul Laurence Dunbar High School Stream high school sports live and on demand on any device with the NFHS Network

JoshMooreHL: On my way to watch a pair of unbeaten Lexington foes. Paul Laurence Dunbar (3-0) hosts Frederick Douglass (2-0), tip off at 7:45 p.m.

JoshMooreHL: End 1Q: Frederick Douglass 15, Paul Laurence Dunbar 14 Hunter Williams hit a 3-pointer from the wing seconds before the buzzer to bring PLD within a point. DaShawn Jackson almost answered at the horn but it rolled out.

JoshMooreHL: Halftime: Frederick Douglass 36, Paul Laurence Dunbar 26

JoshMooreHL: End 3Q: Frederick Douglass 53, Paul Laurence Dunbar 42

JoshMooreHL: High school basketball final: Paul Laurence Dunbar 75, Frederick Douglass 68 Heck of a comeback by Dunbar, down by 16 at one point in the fourth quarter. Both these squads will be heard from down the stretch, I suspect.

profmellymel: I love Black literary history and I’m a collector of classic criticism. These are two of my faves! Can’t teach Paul Laurence Dunbar’s The Sport of the Gods (1902) without them!

LoveCarousel: Yesterday I walked with you, Could a day be sweeter? Life was all a lyric song Set to tricksy meter. - Paul Laurence Dunbar

Foxypiano: This is an abridged rendition of her poem 'For Old Black Men' and Paul Laurence Dunbar's poem 'We Wear the Mask.' Here is a poignant video of Maya Angelou reciting the poem

PoetryTrain: Paul Laurence Dunbar - Ode to Ethiopia

poetryinaction1: Poem Analysis - Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar

Danammmmmmm: We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties. Paul Laurence Dunbar

MarkMaloneyHL: Boys’ basketball at Dunbar, end 1Q: Paul Laurence Dunbar 18, Henry Clay 7.

MarkMaloneyHL: Boys’ basketball at Dunbar, end half: Paul Laurence Dunbar 33, Henry Clay 25.

MarkMaloneyHL: Boys’ basketball at Dunbar, end 3Q: Paul Laurence Dunbar 53, Henry Clay 37.

MarkMaloneyHL: Boys’ basketball at Dunbar, FINAL: Paul Laurence Dunbar 69, Henry Clay 60. PLD: Tim Hall 22 pts, 18 reb; Nick Spaulding 13 pts. HC: Aziel Blackwell 23 pts; Kanye Anderson 18 pts. PLD outscores HC 40-18 in paint, with 48-24 rebound advantage.

KhdijaHidayat: Why should the world be over-wise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let them only see us, while We wear the mask. PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR

WellesleyDEI: A colleague reminded us about Paul Laurence Dunbar's 'We Wear the Mask' today. Let's not wear the mask tmr as we come in front of our students. Let's commit to tell the truth about what we are witnessing. Let's tell our truths. Language, words will matter, esp. tmr.

oaksie72: JVGBB: Scott County 53, Paul Laurence Dunbar 11, final. Varsity in about 30.

oaksie72: GBB: Paul Laurence Dunbar 37, Scott County 17, half. SC: Price 10, Tompkins 4, Moore 2, Young 1. PLD: Ellison-Coons 11, Campbell 10, Hinshaw 6, Arnold 5, Cecil 5.

oaksie72: GBB: Paul Laurence Dunbar 60, Scott County 35, final. PLD: Elise Ellison-Coons 19, Aziah Campbell 15. SC: Emma Price 12. Kenady Tompkins 10, Maleiyah Moore 8.

oaksie72: At home, Scott County girls host Paul Laurence Dunbar. Game (no commentary) on NFHS. Cards won 11th Region in 18 and 19, finalist in 20. Bulldogs No. 2 in the region's preseason rankings behind Franklin County. SC won 50-49 thriller on the road last January.

TCBasketball_: Varsity Boys Basketball - Tates Creek High School vs. Paul Laurence Dunbar High School. Stream high school sports live and on demand on any device with the NFHS Network.

lojy_199: Paul Laurence Dunbar 1872-1906

MsPatriciaGao: Sympathy, by Paul Laurence Dunbar

thereaderorg: "We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile," We Wear the Mask by Paul Laurence Dunbar:

thedailybeast: "Daniel Dumile took the lesson of Paul Laurence Dunbar’s seminal poem and donned the mask to turn his career into a case study for anyone Black who wants to create without limits," writes Andrew Ricketts

growthucator: He Had His Dream by Paul Laurence Dunbar POEM TAKEAWAYS : • Everyone can dream. • Adversity and dreams go hand and hand. • Having hope is a choice. Tell me, what do you get from this poem?

icrusachlles: (segment of ‘Invitation to Love’, Paul Laurence Dunbar)

NanaYBrantuo: “He wore a mask. MF DOOM took the lesson of Paul Laurence Dunbar’s seminal poem and, mask on, mouthed with myriad subtleties to turn his career into a case study for anyone Black who wanted to create without limits.”

teezuscrust: DOOM embodied Paul Laurence Dunbar

YuGod185: Reading; The Sport of The Gods, by Paul Laurence Dunbar

LiteraryRob: Paul Laurence Dunbar quit his job at the Library of Congress to devote himself to full-time literary work, December 31, 1898 --

goinggoat: Every year at this time I return to Paul Laurence Dunbar's poem The King is Dead. While moving on from this brutal year is something to celebrate, something is also ending. And I believe that reflecting on endings gives us an important perspective.

kyriegentilcore: O Earth, O Sky, O Ocean, both surpassing, O heart of mine, O soul that dreads the dark! Is there no hope for me? —Paul Laurence Dunbar

negrosubversive: ...Paul Laurence Dunbar and Zora Neal Hurston were criticized for using AAVE in literature. Now we complain because we don’t have a language. African-American vernacular English could’ve been turned into a full-fledged literary language by now...

artzrok: Some great ones have come from Ohio, the Wright Brothers, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Neil Armstrong, Harriet Beecher Stowe. This one? This one we’re not proud of.

IllinoisPress: American Literary Realism, 53.2. Paul Laurence Dunbar: “When Malindy Sings,” The Sport of the Gods, and Black Lives Matter, by Donna Campbell. A thread that runs through social media is that systemic racism has been raised repeatedly, only to be ignored.

jesuscrisis: On page 89 of 396 of The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar, by Paul Laurence Dunbar

sassygenealogy: Poem for Monday (12/28/2020) "We Wear the Mask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar:

g_rad87: "Keep a-pluggin' away. Perseverance still is king; Time it's sure reward will bring: Work and wait unwearying- Keep a-pluggin' away." - Paul Laurence Dunbar 1872 - 1906

rabihalameddine: Poem of the day before: Christmas in the Heart by Paul Laurence Dunbar

ERBks: Working on a sermon for tomorrow? These poems that accompany the lectionary readings may help illuminate the texts. Includes poems by Denise Levertov, T.S. Eliot, Paul Laurence Dunbar, more

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rabihalameddine: Yesterday's poem: Christmas in the Heart by Paul Laurence Dunbar

rabihalameddine: Today's poem: Christmas in the Heart by Paul Laurence Dunbar

AHA1R: Christmas in the Heart by Paul Laurence Dunbar

WildyHT: The night is not all dark, Nor is the day all it seems, But each may bring me this relief— My dreams and dreams. ... Paul Laurence Dunbar, Forever (1901)

asharp8835: Theology

POETSorg: Ring out, ye bells! All Nature swells With gladness at the wondrous story,— —Paul Laurence Dunbar

kyriegentilcore: Ring out, ye bells! All Nature swells With gladness at the wondrous story,— The world was lorn, But Christ is born To change our sadness into glory. --Paul Laurence Dunbar

kyriegentilcore: The darkness breaks And Dawn awakes, Her cheeks suffused with youthful blushes. The rocks and stones In holy tones Are singing sweeter than the thrushes. --Paul Laurence Dunbar, Christmas Carol

GholamKaren: Dawn by Paul Laurence Dunbar Art by Kinuko Y Craft An angel, robed in spotless white, Bent down and kissed the sleeping Night. Night woke to blush; the sprite was gone. Men saw the blush and called it Dawn.

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BeckieWeeds: I encourage you to sit with this powerful poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar for a moment: We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties.

Jack__Common: Paul "Legend" Laurence Dunbar an appreciable asset to humanity, forever in his debt

jfoster58: Lit note: "Paul Laurence Dunbar issued the 1st ed of the *Dayton Tattler* in Dec. 1890...In its 2nd issue...Dec. 20, he included 3 short stories left anon but since attributed to Dunbar: 'His Failure in Arithmetic,' 'His Little Lark,' & 'From Impulse'."

jfoster58: “This, this indeed is to be accursed, For if we mortals love, or if we sing, We count our joys not by what we have, But by what kept us from that perfect thing.” ― Paul Laurence Dunbar

LiteraryRob: During a recitation in arithmetic, I asked him this question: The Wright brothers published three of Paul Laurence Dunbar's early short stories, December 20, 1890 --

SaleemGriffin: Hope is tenacious - Paul Laurence Dunbar

CoachDStew: “The actions of men are the best interpreters of their thoughts.” -Paul Laurence Dunbar

TanjaBoness: 4/ „Sympathy“ by Paul Laurence Dunbar to me describes how it feels when you are not free, not able to move and live freely, the way you want and need. We know what it feels like to be the bird in a cage, seeing what is out there but not being a part of it.

Foxypiano: "We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes, This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile—" ~ Paul Laurence Dunbar.

VadyMusic7: Paul Laurence Dunbar was a genius

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EugieReven: "We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,— This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties". — Paul Laurence Dunbar

OHSNLobby: "They have fooled the jailer with lying words, They have fooled the man with lies; The bolts unbar, the locks are drawn, And the great door open flies." - Paul Laurence Dunbar

dallaslibrary: The Paul Laurence Dunbar Lancaster-Kiest Branch will reopen for Library To Go curbside service on Saturday, December 12.

Velanie19: Today's High School Football - Live Stream Williamsburg vs Kentucky Country Day West Carter vs Beechwood Paul Laurence Dunbar vs Male Frederick Douglass vs Owensboro St. Xavier vs Trinity Watch Live :

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leroywilsonjr: 100 Black novelists and fiction writers you should read, from Abi Daré to Zora Neale Hurston

leroywilsonjr: 100 Black novelists and fiction writers you should read, from Abi Daré to Zora Neale Hurston

francjonsn: Clasics in Ñspel: CHRISTMAS CAROL, by Paul Laurence Dunbar

moonfrye: “An angel, robed in spotless white, Bent down and kissed the sleeping Night. Night woke to blush; the sprite was gone. Men saw the blush and called it Dawn.” Paul Laurence Dunbar

GrayToyoshima: 6th Annual virtual Paul Laurence Dunbar Community Fest. Theme "Reimagining" Education, Community, and History. Saturday, December 12, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm.

rsthehenkle: One of my 7th graders asked if we could discuss "We Wear the Mask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar, because we are all wearing masks at school. It led to a really good discussion of why, and when, and how we are authentic or fake towards those around us.



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