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Dunbar High School

Little Rock, Arkansas 




Paul Laurence Dunbar High School

Named in honor of the outstanding "Poet Laureate" of the Negro race, was dedicated

April 14, 1930 to replace Gibbs High School.  Previously named THE NEGRO

SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ARTS.  Dunbar was a Junior - Senior High School

offering general education, college preparatory, and terminal trade courses until 1955. 

Dunbar Jr. College was housed on the second floor.  A Julius Rosenwald grant

of $67,500.00 and $30,000.00 from the school district promoted effort to build

the $0.5 million facility.  Principals of Dunbar were Dr. John H. Lewis, Dr. William

H. Martin, and Dr. LeRoy M. Christophe.

National Register of Historic Places.


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