DuBois Center at Great Barrington
Article by Dave Read.
The life and legacy of Great Barrington native W.E.B. DuBois (1868 – 1963), co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), will be celebrated through events February 5 and 6, 2011 as the Du Bois Center holds its fifth anniversary weekend celebration.
February 5 at 3 p.m.: Concert : Trombonist Craig Harris performs “Souls Within the Veil” at Simon’s Rock’s Daniel Arts Center, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, Mass. The event will be hosted by Simon’s Rock professor Wesley Brown with an introduction by playwright Ed Bullins. Presentation of Du Bois Center Pioneer Awards to philanthropist Rachel Fletcher and maestro Maurice Peress. Reception to follow at the Du Bois Center.
February 6 at 11 a.m.: Film : “The Road to Freedom: The Vernon Johns Story,” starring James Earl Jones and Nicole Leach, at the Du Bois Center. This special showing hosted by Ms. Leach and co-executive producer Richard Rubinstein. $35 admission includes concert and film (Simon’s Rock community free). The events are co-sponsored by Bard College at Simon’s Rock.
DuBois Center at Great Barrington contact info.
- The Du Bois Center at Great Barrington
- 684 South Main Street,
- Great Barrington, MA 01230
See also: W.E. B. Du Bois Center at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.