W. E. B. Du Bois
To the Editor:
Let me toss out an idea: A statue of W.E.B. Du Bois in Great Barrington.
Du Bois was clearly the most celebrated resident in our history. His teachings and writings still resonate today. To honor and memorialize him seems absolutely appropriate.
Since there is so much new construction going on in our downtown, this might be an optimal time for finding a site for such a statue.
Perhaps Chesterwood, the home of one of America’s greatest memorial sculptors, could be involved.
I am eager to hear what other residents think of this idea.
Wednesday, Feb 21 - It didn’t take long for me to realize that the young adults of Parkland were cutting through the layers of despair I had built up all these years. They were telling their truth with passion and conviction.
Tuesday, Feb 20 - On an average, 96 people a day are killed by gunfire in the United States. Yesterday, 17 children were killed in Florida. That leaves 79 others whose names and faces we won’t be seeing online or in print, but they are still dead.
Monday, Feb 19 - In a letter to the editor, Joe Crochmal writes: "...in our world of sensationalized celebrities and public leaders, W. E. B. Du Bois serves as a shining example of how one passionate and motivated individual, from humble beginnings, can drive change in the world..."
Sunday, Feb 18 - I still can remember an Orchard Street of the ‘40s and ‘50s where my mother took me, a resentful 12 year old, shopping.