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 […]

W.E.B. Du Bois Birthday Celebration

Written Mar 7, 2018 by Bard College At Simon's Rock in YouTube

These six videos of performances and talks from the Du Bois 150th Birthday Celebration are available to watch on YouTube: – Du Bois 150th Birthday Celebration Welcome – Give Your Hands to Struggle performed by Paloma McGregor – Sounding The Trumpet: A performance by trombonist Craig Harris – Prologue to Greatness: David Levering Lewis on […]

‘Let’s celebrate Du Bois’: Community gathers for 150th birthday celebration

Written Feb 25, 2018 by Kristin Palpini in The Berkshire Eagle

Native son W.E.B. Du Bois, or Willy as he was known locally, finally came home Friday after a long time away. The day’s events marked the culmination of months of community celebrations, film screenings, educational lectures, and art marking W.E.B. Du Bois’ 150th birthday, which would have fallen on Feb. 23. Click here to read […]

From humble beginnings, Du Bois changed world

Written Feb 20, 2018 by Joe Grochmal in The Berkshire Eagle

On Friday, the town of Great Barrington will celebrate the 150th birthday of one of its most important and influential residents, William Edward Burghardt “W. E. B.” Du Bois. Friday evening, at an event I’m looking forward to attending, the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center will host an evening honoring this man and his legacy. An […]

A well-earned celebration of Great Barrington’s Du Bois

Written Feb 21, 2018 by Opinion in The Berkshire Eagle

President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation of 1863 and the Reverend Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream Speech” in 1963 were in a sense bookends to a tumultuous century for African-Americans, one marked by great progress and terrible disappointments. W.E.B. Du Bois, born in Great Barrington, was alive for all but five years of that […]