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Tribute to Mr. James Pittman


November 10, 2022

Tribute To James E. Pittman

Resolution of Tribute and Condolence

To the Family of the Late Distinguish Gentleman Reverend Dr. Leonard N. Smith

Sunset February 20, 2022

Read Tribute to Reverend Dr. Leonard N. Smith


Brigadier General Elmer T. Brooks ‘49, USAF (Retired)

Sunrise 1932 – Sunset 2020

Read Tribute Resolution to Elmer Brooks

In Memory of Lt. General Andrew Chambers


On October 18 , 2017, Chairman James Pittman, Brig Gen Elmer T. Brooks and other extinguished dignitaries attended the interment of LtGen Andrew Chambers , Class of 1949 at the Arlington National Cemetery, Washington DC.  The Dunbar High School JROTC provided color guard and saber support.  The service was enlightening and enriching with a "Who's Who" list of guests who took a moment to share the wisdom with the cadets.  Read more...


Dolores Kendrick

Poet Laureate of the District of Columbia 

 The Dunbar Alumni Federation, Inc, (DAF) announces the transition on Tuesday, November 7, 2017, of DOLORES KENDRICK, Poet Laureate of the District of Columbia since 1999.

Ms. Kendrick, a 1944 graduate of Paul Laurence Dunbar High School, was also the recipient of DAF’s 2013 Legends and Pioneers Award.  Ms. Kendrick can be seen in a photograph (first person, from right to left) of the DAF inaugural selection of Legends & Pioneer honorees, http://daf-dc.org/about/dunbar-history. She penned the poem “Pluggers” for the 2013 opening of the new Dunbar High School.    

During her career, Ms. Kendrick taught in the DC public schools and helped found the School without Walls.  She was the recipient of numerous awards, including the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award in 1990 for her book, The Women of Plums: Poems in the Voices of Slave Women. She also received a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship an and the George Kent Award for Literature. At the time of her death, she was writing a poem which was to be placed on a sculpture in the new Martin Luther King Library in Washington, DC. 


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