W.E.B. Du Bois in Great Barrington


Self-guided walking and motor tours of 17 sites in Great Barrington reveal the town’s people and places as Du Bois recalled them.

Great Barrington native W.E.B. Du Bois (1868 – 1963) helped establish the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and its magazine The Crisis, and authored The Souls of Black Folk and Black Reconstruction. Considered the father of the Pan-African and American civil rights movements, he died in Accra, Ghana, on August 27th, on the eve of the 1963 March on Washington.


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Produced by the Friends of the Du Bois Homesite in 2010. Revised 2020.

W.E.B. Du Bois 
50 Sites in Great Barrington GUIDE

by Bernard A Drew

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Produced by the Great Barrington River Walk and Great Barrington Historical Society & Museum with the Upper Housatonic Valley National Heritage Area and National Park Service in 2002.