W.E.B. Du Bois 150th Festival

Yesterday, former Associate Head of School Carmen Dockery Perkins shared information about the festival to honor W.E.B. Du Bois, who was born 150 years ago.  A former BCD trustee, “Dr. Skip Meade, led Berkshire Country Day School in a year-long study of Du Bois back in 2003 when BCD celebrated the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Souls of Black Folk.

As a result of the Dr. Meade’s work, BCD’s efforts, and the town getting on board, signage was placed around town to indicate that Great Barrington is Du Bois’s birthplace, The River Walk was created, and his homestead site was converted to an outdoor “museum” by the University of MA – Amherst.”

1/15/18 Noon – 1 pm MLK Interfaith Service (Reception to Follow with Du Bois calendars) First Congregational Church, 251 Main St, Great Barrington


1/18/18 3:30 – 5:30 pm W.E.B. Du Bois 150th Festival Opening Reception: Festival Walk

Town Hall Gallery: Let Freedom Ring: A Gallery of W.E.B. Du Bois Images

Mason Library Exhibit: Still Sounding the Call: An Exhibit of Du Bois Artifacts

Unveiling of DuBois Mural with Railroad Street Youth Project

Young writers for Justice with Multicultural BRIDGE. Young Voices on Du Bois, The Triplex Cinema, 70 Railroad St, Great Barrington


1/19/18 6 – 10 pm W.E.B. Du Bois: A Man for All Time – One man play by Alexa Kelly

featuring Brian Richardson Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center, 14 Castle St, Great Barrington


2/10/18 3 – 5 pm The Enduring Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois with Dr. Jamall Calloway

Great Barrington Historical Society, Searles Castle, 389 Main St, Great Barrington


2/11/18 3:00 pm Du Bois Musical Tribute: Larry Wallach, MaryNell Morgan, Wanda Houston, Rodney Mashia, and Misty Blues, fronted by Gina Coleman. Saint James Place, Great Barrington


2/18/18 11 am – 3 pm Du Bois Reflections with Macedonia Baptist Church, Multicultural  BRIDGE, and Harmony Homestead & Wholeness   Macedonia Baptist Church, 9 Rosseter St, Great Barrington

Legacy Walk: Du Bois Boyhood Site & Family Gravesite Walk 4 – 5 pm Prayer Vigil, Harmony Homestead & Wholenesss Hillsdale, NY


2/19/18 7 – 10 pm Movie screening: Du Bois in Four Voices with Dr. Wesley Brown and Judge Harold Ramsey and Macedonia Baptist Church, Berkshire South, 15 Crissey Rd., Great Barrington

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About the Author:

Prior to joining BCD in 2008, Paul was Head of Lower School at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI, an independent coeducational day school, where he had been since 1999. He spent six years as Head of School of The School in Rose Valley in Rose Valley, PA, and before that in an elementary education teaching position at Germantown Friends School, an independent day school in Philadelphia, PA, and at a public school in Vermont. Paul, who lives in Stockbridge with his wife, Margaret, and their two children, is an avid music fan, plays guitar, and enjoys hiking, biking, and the many cultural offerings offered in the Berkshires.