Historic moment as Du Bois Legacy Committee kicks off in Great Barrington
He was hailed as an anchor of intellect and free thought amid a sea of racial upheaval and red-baiting.
The U.S. government didn’t like him when he was alive. And neither did town officials of yesteryear, after he had died.
But now W.E.B. Du Bois, Great Barrington-born and raised, has his very own committee at Town Hall.
“We’ve really traveled quite some distance,” said Randy Weinstein, executive director of The Du Bois Center at Great Barrington. “It’s a milestone in this community.”