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Facts about Paul Laurence Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar was an American poet, novelist, and playwright of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Wikipedia

Born: June 27, 1872, Dayton, OH

Died: February 9, 1906, Dayton, OH

Education: Howard University

Spouse: Alice Dunbar Nelson (m. 1898–1906)

Parents: Joshua Dunbar, Matilda Dunbar

Edith Wharton was a Pulitzer Prize-winning American novelist, short story writer, and designer. She was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1927, 1928 and 1930. Wikipedia

Born: January 24, 1862, New York City, NY

Died: August 11, 1937, Saint-Brice-sous-Forêt, France

Spouse: Edward Robbins Wharton (m. 1885–1913)

Movies: The Age of Innocence, The Glimpses of the Moon, More

James Naismith was a Canadian-American physical educator, physician, chaplain, sports coach and innovator. He invented the sport of basketball in 1891. Wikipedia

Born: November 6, 1861, Almonte, Canada

Died: November 28, 1939, Lawrence, KS

Spouse: Florence B. Kincaid (m. 1939–1939), Maude Evelyn Sherman (m. 1894–1937)

Education: The Presbyterian College, Montreal, McGill University, Springfield College

Books: Basketball's Origins: Creative Problem Solving in the Gilded Age, Basketball: Its Origin and Development

Parents: John Naismith, Margaret Young

Winslow Homer was an American landscape painter and printmaker, best known for his marine subjects. He is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th-century America and a preeminent figure in American art. Wikipedia

Born: February 24, 1836, Boston, MA

Died: September 29, 1910, Prout's Neck, Scarborough, ME

Education: National Academy Museum and School

Periods: Realism, Tile Club

Parents: Charles Savage Homer, Henrietta Benson Homer

Pictures painted by Winslow Homer

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