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 him, as reported in the Edge yesterday, but they want to commission a sculptor to come up with a life-sized likeness of him that would be placed on the front lawn of the Mason Library.

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