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W.E.B. Du Bois Birthsite

 
 
W.E. B. Du Bois Birthsite Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, October 12, 2015
1. W.E. B. Du Bois Birthsite Marker
Inscription.  “I was born by a golden river and in the shadow of two great hills, five years after the Emancipation Proclamation.”
Birthsite of W.E.B. Dubois (1868-1963)
Premier architect of the American Civil Rights Movement
Erected by The Great Barrington Historical Society
1994

 
Erected 1994 by The Great Barrington Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: African Americans.
 
Location. 42° 11.646′ N, 73° 21.582′ W. Marker is in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is on Church Street near near School Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Great Barrington MA 01230, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. W.E.B. Du Bois: Advocate for Rivers Here at Home (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); W.E.B. Du Bois: Champion of Rivers Around the World (about 300 feet away); The Niagara Movement (about 300 feet away); First Congregational Church (about 600 feet away); Laura Ingersoll Secord
W.E. B. Du Bois Birthsite image. Click for full size.
By from UMass library, 1930s
2. W.E. B. Du Bois Birthsite
(about 700 feet away); William Stanley Overlook (approx. 0.2 miles away); Great Barrington Bi-Centennial (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Court House of Berkshire County (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Barrington.
 
Also see . . .
1. W. E. B. Du Bois. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 15, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 

2. W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite. University of Massachusetts Library file. (Submitted on May 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
W.E. B. Du Bois image. Click for full size.
from Wikipedia, unknown
3. W.E. B. Du Bois
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 178 times since then and 51 times this year. Last updated on May 8, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos:   1. submitted on August 30, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   2. submitted on May 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   3. submitted on April 15, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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