Du Bois’ environmental legacy celebrated at River Walk, by his ‘golden river’

Written Jul 20, 2018 by in

Selectman Ed Abrahams (center) receives the framed prints of Du Bois’ “Housatonic River” speech on behalf of Great Barrington given by Carol Connare (left) of UMass Amherst, and Randy Weinstein (right), director of the WEB Du Bois Center in Great Barrington. Photo: Victor Feldman. SaveSave SaveSave

Local Veterans Speak Against W.E.B. Du Bois Statue Plans

Written Jun 22, 2018 by Christopher McDermott in Berkshire Record

At a time when monuments connected to slavery and segregation are being challenged across the country, an effort in the Berkshires to put up a new statue for civil rights icon W.E.B. Du Bois is facing a controversy of its own. “We’re taking statues down all over the country for one reason or another. Whether […]

Name school after Du Bois? Debate reignites, but it’s less heated

Written May 31, 2018 by Kristin Palpini in The Berkshire Eagle

The bitter debate over whether to name a school in honor of Great Barrington native and civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois has been reignited 14 years later — but this time, the situation isn’t as fiery. The success of the W.E.B. Du Bois 150th birthday celebration has fans and scholars of the newly created […]

Library trustees endorse Du Bois statue, but see trouble ahead

Written May 22, 2018 by Terry Cowgill in The Berkshire Edge

Plans to continue the celebration of the life of Great Barrington’s most famous native son on the year of the 150th anniversary of his birth are proceeding apace. Not only are the supporters of the legacy of scholar and civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois trying to name one of the local public schools after […]

W.E.B. Photos

Written May 21, 2018 by Photographer in Google drive

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A Tank Away: Great Barrington MA

Written May 21, 2018 by WCVB in WCVB Chronicle

We road trip our way west, to a town nestled in the valley of the Housatonic River. Click here to watch the video.

Du Bois 150th Festival

Written Mar 28, 2018 by Du Bois 150th in

Links to more Du Bois 150th Festival events: OLLI Lectures – Du Bois Birthday – Educational Series – Historical Series – Resources

School- and street-renaming efforts underway to honor Du Bois in Great Barrington

Written Mar 28, 2018 by Heather Bellow in The Berkshire Eagle

A street, a statue, an annual festival, a school — and this is just the beginning. These are some projects underway to solidify the legacy of African-American scholar and civil rights architect W.E.B. Du Bois. First, a school’s name might be changed. A committee is forming to rename Monument Valley Regional Middle School for Du […]