44.5 F
Great Barrington
Home Editor's Picks 50th anniversary of DuBois homesite dedication to be celebrated on Oct.18

50th anniversary of DuBois homesite dedication to be celebrated on Oct.18

GREAT BARRINGTON — On Oct. 18, 1969, more than 800 people gathered to celebrate the dedication of a local park, which was later declared a National Historic Landmark, to Great Barrington’s own William Edward Burghardt Du Bois.

Exactly 50 years later, Du Bois’ hometown will congregate again to celebrate the life and work of the 19th century teacher, writer and civil rights activist.

On Friday, Oct. 18, the town’s W.E.B. Du Bois Legacy Committee, the W.E.B. Du Bois Center at UMass Amherst and members of the Selectboard will host the 50th anniversary commemoration of the dedication of the W.E.B Du Bois Boyhood Homesite.

Friday’s event will be historic not only for its featured guests and keynote speakers, but also for the formal and growing involvement of local government, said Randy Weinstein, chairman of the legacy committee and director of the Du Bois Center in Great Barrington.

For the rest of the story, subscribe to the Record at https://bit.ly/2EyNvUR


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisment -
Herrington's AZEK TimberTech

The Marketplace Kitchen - Take Out At all locations we are offering prepared entrees ready for pickup. At our Sheffield Cafe location and at Kitchen Table, we are offering daily dinner specials – feed a family of four – just $24.95.
- Advertisment -

Most Popular

Russia, the Taliban, and Trump’s Re-election

It hasn’t been very interesting recently to write about our President since he has had a remarkable and well-dissected month or so...

Middle School report card reflections

Now that the COVID 19 remote learning school year has officially ended, students are receiving their report cards. As an experienced teacher,...

Berkshire Museum partners with Pittsfield High to amplify voices of Class of ’20

PITTSFIELD — A brand-new exhibition showcasing the work of talented student artists has arrived at the Berkshire Museum. Visual Voice: Portfolios from Pittsfield...


Lucy Ann Wuori Britton, 62, of Mill River died peacefully Wednesday June 17, 2020 surrounded by her family at Berkshire Medical Center...

Recent Comments