Efforts to honor black scholar, activist continue in Great Barrington

Written Jun 22, 2020 by Heather Bellow in Berkshire Eagle

The nation of Ghana honored the late George Floyd this month by placing his name at the W.E.B. Du Bois Center, an act that linked the May 25 victim of police violence with one of this country’s most celebrated black intellectuals.

Back in DuBois’ hometown of Great Barrington, efforts continue to honor him, at a time when monuments of Confederate generals and other racist symbols around the country are driven out.There are two plans in the works: a sculpture of Du Bois in a prominent location downtown, and the renaming of Monument Valley Regional Middle School after Du Bois.

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