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We Wear the Mask

We Wear the Mask


by Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Even Frederick Douglass thought Dunbar was "the most promising young colored man in America." Now that's a compliment. (Source.)

This poem is open to a whole mess of interpretation. Check out all the different ways "We Wear the Mask" has been read by some fancy scholars. (Source.)

Ever wonder what would happen if you synthesized a Maya Angelou poem with "We Wear the Mask"? (Source.)

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