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 Bois, and plans to put the proposal on the Berkshire Hills Regional School District’s School Committee agenda before the end of the school year, according to Gwendolyn Hampton-VanSant, co-chair of the town’s Du Bois 150th Festival committee.

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