W.E.B. Du Bois: I’ve Known Rivers

Delano Burrowes "I've Known Rivers"

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“W.E.B. Du Bois: I’ve Known Rivers” was held on August 27—the anniversary of Du Bois’s passing in Accra, Ghana, and the eve of the seminal March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. A group of local organizations gathered at River Walk’s W.E.B. Du Bois River Park to honor Great Barrington’s iconic native son with an afternoon of readings and musical offerings.

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Berkshire NAACP president Dennis L. Powell, having carried water from the Housatonic River to Du Bois’s resting place in Accra, released water he collected from Last Bath River in Accra into the “golden river” where Du Bois was born nearby.