Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 • 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Frick Environmental Center

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Join us for a screening of “Paul Laurence Dunbar: Beyond the Mask” at the Frick Environmental Center on Nov. 6, as part of the 2019 From Slavery to Freedom Film Series presented by the African American Program of the Heinz History Center.

About the Film

Produced by Frederick Lewis, this documentary on the life and legacy of the first African American to achieve national fame as a writer explores writing career and personal life of Paul Laurence Dunbar. The son of former slaves, Dunbar (1872-1906) is best remembered for his poem, “We Wear the Mask,” and for the lines from “Sympathy” that became the title of Maya Angelou’s autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.”

Run time: 120 minutes

Admission

Admission is free. Registration is not required.

This public program will be held at the Frick Environmental Center, 2005 Beechwood Blvd., Pittsburgh, Pa. 15217

For more information, please contact Samuel W. Black, director of African American Programs, at 412-454-6391 or swblack@heinzhistorycenter.org.

African Americn Program at the History Center