WEB Du Bois http://wamc.org en Great Barrington to Commemorate Civil Rights Leader http://wamc.org/post/great-barrington-commemorate-civil-rights-leader <p>At a time when millions of Americans are celebrating the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the March on Washington, people from the Berkshires are recognizing another civil rights milestone.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 17:04:00 +0000 Jim Levulis 72000 at http://wamc.org Great Barrington to Commemorate Civil Rights Leader Group Plans Great Barrington National Historic Site http://wamc.org/post/group-plans-great-barrington-national-historic-site <p>Great Barrington was the hometown of the late author and civil rights leader and founder of the NAACP. He died nearly 50 years ago.<br /><br />A parcel of land and home located along route 23 in Great Barrington that was given to WEB Dubois as a gift was bulldozed in the mid-50&rsquo;s. In the 1960&rsquo;s, the acreage where the homestead sat changed hands. Currently, UMass Amherst owns the homesite.<br /><br />The Friends of the Du Bois Home site are planning to include the 5-acre plot Great Barrington and three other locations a national historic site.<br /> Mon, 02 Apr 2012 21:59:05 +0000 Lucas Willard 35992 at http://wamc.org