Paul Laurence Dunbar High School - Little Rock, Arkansas
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 34° 43.926 W 092° 17.160
15S E 565365 N 3843566
Quick Description: Historical marker with information on historic school in Little Rock, Arkansas.
Location: Arkansas, United States
Date Posted: 5/19/2011 6:15:25 PM
Waymark Code: WMBGK3
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member maddlove
Views: 3

Long Description:

Text of marker:

Paul Laurence Dunbar
High School

Named in honor of outstanding "Poet Laureate" of the Negro race, was dedicated April 14, 1930 to replace Gibbs High School.  Previously named The Negro School of Industrial Arts, Dunbar was a Junior-Senior high school offering general education, college preparatory, and terminal trade courses until 1955.  Dunbar Jr. College was housed on the second floor.  A Julius Rosenwald grant of, $67500.00 and $30,000.00 from the school district promoted effort to build the $0.5  million facility.  Principals of Dunbar were Dr. John H. Lewis, Dr. William H. Martin, and Dr. LeRoy M. Christophe.

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