Great Barrington in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service
United States Department of the Interior
Erected by Heritage Conservation and Recreation Service, United States Department of the Interior.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Arts, Letters, Music • Civil Rights • Education. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks series list.
Location. 42° 10.654′ N, 73° 23.592′ W. Marker is in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is on South Egremont Road (Massachusetts Route 23/41) 0.1 miles south of Egremont Plain Road (Massachusetts Route 71), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located at the W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite parking lot and trailhead. Touch for map. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. W.E.B. Du Bois: Architect of the Modern Civil Rights Movement (within shouting distance of this marker); Democracy and Human Rights (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tireless Explorer of Social Truths (within shouting distance of this marker); The House of the Black Burghardts (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); I Have A Sentimental Desire to Keep this Place (about 300 feet away); A Contribution that No Other Race Can Make (about 400 feet away); Boulder Dedicated to the Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois (about 400 feet away); Grass Roots Democracy (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Barrington.
More about this marker. The W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite lies in the woods, along the interpretive trail behind this marker.
Regarding W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite. National Register of Historic Places #76000947.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. W.E.B. Du Bois National Historic Site
Also see . . .
1. W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite.
W.E.B. Du Bois, who lived in a now demolished house on this site during his boyhood, was a voice that inspired African Americans to believe in themselves and to fight for justice. Du Bois felt a special bond to(Submitted on March 27, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite.
The site contains foundational remnants of the home of Du Bois' grandfather, where Du Bois lived for the first five years of his life. Du Bois was given the house in 1928, and planned to renovate it, but was unable to do so. He sold it in 1954 and the house was torn down later that decade. On May 11, 1976, the site was declared a National Historic Landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The site was donated to the state in 1987, and is administered by the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.(Submitted on March 27, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2022. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 27, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.