Great Barrington in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Boulder Dedicated to the Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois
Placed by the W.E.B. Du Bois Memorial Committee in 1969, the boulder commemorates the life and work of W.E.B. DuBois, scholar and activist.
Shirley Graham Du Bois, Honorary Chairman
Edmund W. Gordon, Co-Chairman and Treasurer
Walter Wilson, Co-Chairman and Secretary
George Brooker Edmund W. Gordon David Gunn Ruth Jones Charles R. Lawrence Frederick Lord Jeanne Noble Walter Wilson Stephen J. Wright
We need to discover who is, and who isn't, violent in America.
Violence is black children
Violence is 30 million hungry stomachs in the most affluent nation on earth.
Violence is having black people represent a disproportionate share of inductees and casualties in Vietnam.
Violence is a country where property counts more than people.
Violence is an economy that believes in socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans • Civil Rights • Education. A significant historical year for this entry is 1969.
Location. 42° 10.681′ N, 73° 23.68′ W. Marker is in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker can be reached from South Egremont Road (Massachusetts Route 32/41) 0.1 miles south of Egremont Plain Road (Massachusetts Route 71), on the right when traveling south. Marker is located along the W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite interpretive trail. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 612 South Egremont Road, 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. Grass Roots Democracy (a few steps from this marker); A Contribution that No Other Race Can Make (within shouting distance of this marker); A Tireless Explorer of Social Truths (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); I Have A Sentimental Desire to Keep this PlaceDemocracy and Human Rights (about 300 feet away); The House of the Black Burghardts (about 300 feet away); W.E.B. Du Bois: Architect of the Modern Civil Rights Movement (about 300 feet away); W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Great Barrington.
Regarding Boulder Dedicated to the Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois. 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. Du Bois National Historic Site.
The vision for a memorial to honor Du Bois was conceived in 1967 when Professor Edmund W. Gordon and Walter Wilson, a local realtor, purchased the Du Bois Homesite property. This five-acre parcel in Great Barrington includes the original homestead of Du Boiss maternal family, and was designated a National Historic landmark in 1979.(Submitted on April 3, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite Great Barrington.
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 the Great Barrington property, which had been in his family for more than 200 years. The property was given to Du Bois as a 60th birthday gift in 1928. He was a sage who motivated black activists to use "organization" not "apology" against white oppression.(Submitted on April 3, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on April 3, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 2, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 69 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2022, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.