PAUL LAWRENCE DUNBAR. “When Malindy Sings” was inspired by Dunbar's mother's constant singing of hymns and Negro spirituals. In particular, Dunbar attributes the powerful melody and unmatchable phrasings to particular natural gifts of black singers. Published in 1896 by Dodd Mead and Co.

When Malindy Sings


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