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Connections: Robert Burns and Paul Laurence Dunbar – Voices of the People
Robert Burns, Scottish National Poet, collected the folk poetry and music of 18th century Scotland. Paul Laurence Dunbar, African-American Poet and Musician, wrote in many dialects about the music of his time, the late 19th century. Americana expert William Ray will demonstrate Scottish and American folk music reflected in the poetry of Robert Burns and Paul Laurence Dunbar as Thomasina Clarke recites examples of their poetry.