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Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and Junior College was a school for black students in Little Rock, Arkansas before integration. History In 1929, the Rosenwald Fund provided the seed money to build a school for African-American children in Little Rock at the corner of Wright Avenue and Ringo Street, one of 338 Rosenwald Schools built in Arkansas.
7. Juli 2023 · Dunbar Junior and Senior High School and Junior College, located at the corner of Wright Avenue and Ringo Street in Little Rock (Pulaski County), is significant in four areas: African American history, education history, legal history, and architecture/engineering achievement.
1100 Wright Ave, Little Rock, AR 72206 Significance: When it was built in 1929, Paul Laurence Dunbar High School in Little Rock was the most modern and complete high school constructed for African Americans in the state. It became known as "The Finest High School for Negro Boys and Girls in Arkansas." Designation:
Dunbar. Dunbar opened in 1929 and was named for Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), the first African-American poet to gain worldwide recognition. After Little Rock [Central] High Schoolwas completed in 1927, School Board member G. DeMatt Henderson, Sr., believed that a new high school for African-American students also should be built.
Dunbar Junior and Senior High School and Junior College, is located at the corner of Wright Avenue and Ringo Street in Little Rock, Arkansas. Named for Paul Laurence Dunbar, who was the first African American to gain national eminence as a poet.
- Eunice Thrasher
- Little Rock School District
Paul Laurence Dunbar High School opened in 1929, offering comprehensive education for the black students in Little Rock, Arkansas. As the recent construction of Little Rock Central High School had cost $1.5 million, the city was depleted of any potential funding to construct any additional schools.