W.E.B. Du Bois’ roots as a teenager reporter
An ambitious mix of programs in Great Barrington celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of noted social justice activist W.E.B. Du Bois. Hats off to Randy Weinstein, Gwendolyn Hampton VanSant and others for the array of perspectives on the town native’s life.
You can glimpse the bedrock of Du Bois’s investigative prowess as a sociologist and his assertiveness and solid voice as a journalist from his two years as a newspaper reporter, albeit one relegated largely to accumulating social notes.