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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. 

Join DAF on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Sumner Museum for the DCPS Open House featuring Dunbar High School. A presentation honoring the life and works of Ms. Kendrick will be included. Also, visit the Dr. Lawrence E. Graves Museum of Dunbar History at Dunbar High School to view the original prose of the “Pluggers    



Join the Class of 1955 for an Afternoon at the Arena Stage's Mead Center for American Theater! 

When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 2pm
Cost: $110.00 (Orchestra seats and includes a complimentary beverage. Payment plan available)

For more information, contact Donald Wines
Email – 
Cell - 202-270-5057
Home - 202-582-6285


Detroit natives BeBe and CeCe Winans, youngest siblings of the Winans family dynasty, experience the ultimate in culture shocks when invited to join Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker’s Praise the Lord network television show. The Winans teenagers have the opportunity to become more than just television celebrities, but to integrate TV evangelism. As BeBe and CeCe encounter fame, fortune and even a young Whitney Houston, BeBe must learn to balance his desire for success with his true calling.





Annual Membership & Business Meeting

RESCHEDULED DUE TO WINTER STORM :: Saturday January 30 2016, 10am–Noon

At Dunbar HS 

DAF Members who've paid their 2016 dues will be able to Nominate & Vote for DAF Board Officers during the Annual Meeting.

College Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs @ Dunbar HS

December 29, 2015, 11am–3pm

DAF will hold a panel with Dunbar alumni currently in college to celebrate their successes and to hear and understand their challenges, and determine how DAF can better assist.

DAF Monthly Meeting

4th Saturday of the month, 10am–Noon @ Dunbar High School

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