Gene Andrew Jarrett at Dayton Metro LibraryPaul Laurence Dunbar

Come hear Dr. Gene Andrew Jarrett, author of The Life and Times of a Caged Bird, tell the fascinating story of how Dunbar, born during Reconstruction to formerly enslaved parents, excelled against all odds to become an accomplished and versatile artist. This program is in partnership with the Dayton Aviation Heritage National Historical park and sponsored by Friends of the Library foundation.