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 Du Bois Legacy Committee renewing efforts to rename a school and build a statue of the man on Main Street.

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