„It is a little dark still, but there are warnings of the day and somewhere out of the darkness a bird is singing to the Dawn.“

—  Paul Laurence Dunbar, Representative American Negroes, an essay from The Negro Problem, a collection of essays written in 1903 by leading African Americans.
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Paul Laurence Dunbar
poeta statunitense 1872 - 1906

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Which speaks to my spirit of thee.“

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