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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2014
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UPI Almanac for Thursday, June 27, 2013.
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Stamps to honor black entertainment icons

Stamps to honor black entertainment icons

WASHINGTON, July 15 (UPI) -- The U.S. Postal Service says it will offer a series of stamps highlighting the African-American cultural experience through vintage publicity posters.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, June 27, 2008.
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UPI almanac for Wednesday, June 27, 2007.

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Today is Tuesday, June 27, the 178th day of 2006 with 187 to follow.
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Today is Monday, June 27, the 178th day of 2005 with 187 to follow.
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Today is Sunday, June 27, the 179th day of 2004 with 187 to follow.
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Today is Friday, June 27, the 178th day of 2003 with 187 to follow.
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Today is Thursday, June 27, the 178th day of 2002 with 187 to follow.
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Paul Laurence Dunbar (June 27, 1872 – February 9, 1906) was a seminal American poet of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Dunbar gained national recognition for his 1896 Lyrics of a Lowly Life, one poem in the collection Ode to Ethiopia. In 2002, scholar Molefi Kete Asante listed Paul Laurence Dunbar on his list of 100 Greatest African Americans.

Dunbar was born in Dayton, Ohio to parents who had escaped from slavery; his father was a veteran of the American Civil War, having served in the 55th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment and the 5th Massachusetts Colored Cavalry Regiment. His parents instilled in him a love of learning and history. He was a student at an all-white high school, Dayton Central High School, and he participated actively as a student. During high school, he was both the editor of the school newspaper and class president, as well as the president of the school literary society. Dunbar had also started the first African-American newsletter in Dayton.

He wrote his first poem at age 6 and gave his first public recital at age 9. Dunbar's first published work came in a newspaper put out by his high school friends Wilbur and Orville Wright, who owned a printing plant. The Wright Brothers later invested in the Dayton Tattler, a newspaper aimed at the black community, edited and published by Dunbar.

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