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Kevin Young Discusses “We Wear the Mask” by Paul Laurence Dunbar


Poet Kevin Young, Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
and editor of the Library of America anthology African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle
and Song,
offers his insights into the famous poem by Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872–1906).

Watch Kevin Young and Elizabeth Alexander read "We Wear the Mask" here.