Dr. Herbert Woodward Martin, poet and Professor Emeritus at University of Dayton, performs the poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Dunbar (1872-1906) was a friend of the Wright Brothers and the first African American Poet to be nationally recognized for his literary work, which included short stories, novels and poems. He was the son of former slaves, and his famous line, “I know why the caged bird sings”, was later used as the title of Maya Angelou’s first autobiography. Come experience the power of poetry and celebrate Paul Laurence Dunbar’s amazing legacy. This event is part of the Miami Valley BIG READ Celebration. Free and Open to the public.