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The Tattler

Racial Identification:African-American
Politics: Republican
Editor: Paul Laurence Dunbar
Published: Weekly; Dayton, Ohio; December 13, 1890 - January [?] 1891
Call #: Roll 24050; 1890

The Dayton Tattler was edited and published by Paul Laurence Dunbar and Orville Wright. It supported the Republican Party and promoted the interests of African Americans.

Poet and novelist Paul Laurence Dunbar, the son of freed slaves, was born June 27, 1872. He was the only black member of the class at Dayton's Central High, where he was classmates with Orville Wright. During 1889 - 1890 Dunbar dropped out of school for a year to launch "The Tattler," a paper aimed at the black community of Dayton. Dunbar composed and edited the paper and Orville Wright published it.

The Wright brothers published early issues on credit. But they were only able to publish it as long as financial resources permitted. Consequently, only three issues were known to have been printed.

Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872 - 1906)

CONTENTS

1890 - 1891, selected issues

Images of selected articles and illustrations from the following issues:

Volume 01
December 20, 1890 - December 27, 1890

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