Learning to Embrace a Native Son
The little corner of Massachusetts that nestles against the borders of New York and Connecticut in the Southern Berkshires is the site of much history to do with slavery and civil rights.
Until fairly recent years, though, not many local people knew about that history. It is possible that they didn’t want to know.
The small town of Great Barrington there, my hometown, was also the hometown of W.E.B. Du Bois.