W.E.B. Du Bois loved books and wrote lots of them. With this man’s donation, Du Bois will have his own special place in Great Barrington’s library

Written May 28, 2022 by Heather Bellow in The Berkshire Eagle

The town’s Mason Library will soon be the keeper of artifacts related to civil rights architect W.E.B. Du Bois, including his original letters, after the town accepted the donation of a massive collection of Du Bois-owned and related materials.

The Select Board on Monday said it would accept the collection of the nonprofit Du Bois Center Great Barrington on South Main Street, and approved the establishment of a W.E.B. Du Bois Center within the library.

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