Oak and Ivy



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Oak and Ivy was Dunbar's first published volume of poetry. He self-published the book and sold it for $1 to the people who rode in the elevator he operated in the Callahan Building in downtown Dayton. Dunbar also took the book to the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago, Illinois, where he worked for Frederick Douglass in the Haitian exposition.

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Press of United Brethren Publishing House




Arts and Humanities | English Language and Literature | Poetry

Oak and Ivy