W. E. B. Du Bois’s special connection to rivers and environmental justice provides a unique lens through which to view his more well-known accomplishments. Featured will be MaryNell Morgan’s vocal interpretation of the Sorrow Songs. Also, readings from Du Bois’s 1930 speech on the Housatonic River, Langston Hughes’s The Negro Speaks of Rivers, and Du Bois’s activism surrounding the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927. The event will be held on the anniversary of the first Niagara Conference in 1905. It will be followed by a walking tour of sites in Great Barrington that helped to shape the town’s iconic native son.
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