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After visiting the DuBois Center in Great Barrington, we headed to the Birthplace. It is a nice walk through the woods with interpretive signs along the way. The DuBois Center in Great Barrington was fascinating. We spent quite a while there without scratching the surface...More
W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963), author of Souls of Black Folk and one of the founders of the NAACP, was born and raised in Great Barrington. The site of WEB Du Bois's birth is only marked with a single plaque, but further down Church Street is...More
The birth place is a short trail with several placards detailing the life of DuBois and his connections to the area. The area is beautiful and the trail is an interesting compliment to any trip. It is a must see for DuBois enthusiasts like myself...More
Excellent signage explains the highlights of WEB DuBois' s life as you wander along a path through the U shaped parcel that at one time included his homestead. It's really just the signage as you walk along the path but you learn a lot from...More
For thirty years my sons and friends and I, when summering in nearby South Egremont, would clear out the overgrown weeds and shrubbery around the tiny brass historical marker that designated WEBDB's boyhood home.
Then local and out-of-town enthusiasts finally got hold of the place,...More