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our home...Dayton, OH

Our City: Dayton, Ohio

Our City: Dayton, Ohio

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The Birthplace of Aviation

Wilbur and Orville Wright were American inventors and pioneers of aviation. In 1903 the Wright brothers achieved the first powered, sustained and controlled airplane flight; they surpassed their own milestone two years later when they built and flew the first fully practical airplane.

The Home of Dunbar

Paul Laurence Dunbar, one of America’s greatest poets, spent almost his entire life in Ohio. He published hundreds of poems, as well as novels, short stories, and song lyrics. He is considered one of the most important figures in African American and American history, in the company of Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington and his Dayton neighbors, Orville and Wilbur Wright.

The Capitol of Funk

Dayton not only participated, but contributed mightily to the genre of funk that found its main commercial success in the 1970s.With groups like The Ohio Players, Lakeside, Slave, Zapp, In the ‘70s and ‘80s, Dayton was a hotbed of funk bands.

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