A COMMUNITY RICH IN HISTORY
Welcome to the Dunbar Historic Neighborhood Association! Whether you have a connection to Dunbar in some way, or you want to see history preserved in the area, you are welcome to become a part of DHNA! DHNA #1 goal is to join with the people of the Dunbar community to improve the quality of life for the people who live within the boundaries. The boundaries extend North to 8th Street, South to 29th Street, East to Broadway and West to Martin L. King, Jr. Drive. As the median age of most residences reached maturity, many homeowners may need help to restore their homes. Our mission is to find community and corporate stakeholders that are willing to help restore and preserve the history that surround Dunbar.
Dunbar Junior and Senior High School and Junior College, located at the corner of Wright Avenue and Ringo Street in Little Rock (Pulaski County), is significant in four areas: African-American history, education history, legal history, and architecture/engineering achievement. From 1929 to 1955, Dunbar offered a comprehensive education for black students in Little Rock. The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
SUE COWAN WILLIAMS LIBRARY
Sue Cowan Williams was a Little Rock school teacher who, in 1942, won a lawsuit seeking equal pay for black teachers and white teachers. In Library 1997, a library named in her honor was constructed in downtown Little Rock. Right next to Dunbar Middle School.
MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
Mt. Zion Baptist Church was organized in 1877 and is one of the earliest black congregations in Little Rock. The church was rebuilt in its current location in 1927 under the leadership of Rev. Fred T. Guy. From the late 1800s to the present, local church leaders, their congregants, grassroots groups, civic organizations, fraternal societies, and black business owners fought for equal rights.
Dunbar Historic Neighborhood Association Presents:
Paul Laurence Dunbar community festival
Come join us for food, fun, and learning!
-Paul Laurence Dunbar