Posts about W E B Du Bois

After Charlottesville

“I was born by a golden river and in the shadow of two great hills, five years after the Emancipation Proclamation which began the freeing of American Negro Slaves.” That sentence begins the autobiography of the extraordinary intellectual and activist W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963). William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was one of the most

By |2022-03-01T15:48:12-05:00August 20th, 2017|Berkshire Blog, Karen's Letter|5 Comments

Du Bois’s encyclopedia

Yesterday was the annual birthday celebration at the AME Zion Church in Great Barrington. David is finishing his history of the church, and also continuing work on the African-American Trail Guide project. There was also a meeting at the church on Monday evening, to explain the Trail Guide--which is now being circulated in draft form--and

By |2022-03-01T15:48:22-05:00September 19th, 2005|Berkshire Blog|0 Comments

Du Bois under fire

It’s about time that I report on the conflict over whether or not to commemorate the most famous citizen in this small town’s history, the African-American scholar and activist W. E. B. Du Bois. If you were to visit Great Barrington today, on Presidents’ Day Weekend when it is full of

By |2022-03-01T15:34:02-05:00February 19th, 2005|Berkshire Blog|0 Comments

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