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Du Bois 150th Festival

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"Great Barrington's Du Bois anniversary celebration will occur between January 15 and February 28, and continue throughout 2018. It will be like none other. The Town believes it's all about home. Du Bois was born here. Educated here. Worshiped here. As a teenager he wrote newspaper articles about our town. He worked at Searles Castle. Our town raised the funds to send Du Bois to college. He owned property here. Paid taxes here. Du Bois buried his family here. And he wrote glowingly about Great Barrington in his autobiographies and correspondence. Du Bois continues to attract visitors from all over the world to the 'best small town in America.'" --Randy Weinstein, Du Bois Center of Great Barrington

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BCC OLLI Presentation: Whiteness and Intersectionality with Dr. Francisca Oyogoa

February 2, 2018|3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Bard College at Simon's Rock

A talk examining DuBois' work on whiteness, feminism, and nationalism. For more information, Contact: Francisca Oyogoa, Assistant Professor in Soci... MORE

"The Enduring Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois" with Dr. Jamall Calloway

February 10, 2018|3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Searles Castle

Rev. Dr. Jamall Calloway, will speak on W.E.B. Du Bois's emphasis on the importance of education and his views on religion. Dr. Calloway's undergradua... MORE

Du Bois Musical Tribute: Larry Wallach, MaryNell Morgan, Wanda Houston, Rodney Mashia, and Misty Blues fronted by Gina Coleman

February 11, 2018|3:00 pm

Saint James Place

The Concert in Honor of W. E. B. Du Bois, taking place on Sunday, Feb. 11th, from 3 to 5 pm at Saint James Place, 352 Main Street, Great Barrington, w... MORE

BCC OLLI Presentation: Du Bois - The Voice of Time: Classical German Thought and the Ethics of Progress in Du Bois's Souls of Black Folk with Dr. Michael Saman

February 16, 2018|3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Bard College at Simon's Rock

Prof. Michael Saman For More information, please contact: 845-416-0490 bhr203@aol.com MORE

"Du Bois in Four Voices"

February 19, 2018|7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Berkshire South Regional Community Center

Movie screening with Dr. Wesley Brown and Judge Harold Ramsey and Macedonia Baptist Church MORE

"Sounding the Trumpet: Celebrating W.E.B. Du Bois." With Cornell Brooks, "Prologue to Greatness: W.E.B. Du Bois and Great Barrington” With David Levering Lewis, and "The Soul Within: A Tribute to W.E.B. Du Bois" With Craig Harris

February 23, 2018|1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

First Congregational Church of Great Barrington

Cornell William Brooks is a fourth-generation ordained minister, civil rights attorney, social justice activist, coalition builder, and writer. Servin... MORE

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