The Selectboard is seeking seven interested individuals to serve on the Town of Great Barrington’s W.E.B. Du Bois Legacy Committee. The Committee will promote W.E.B. DuBois’ legacy as a scholar and activist for freedom, civil rights, progressive education, economic justice, and racial equality. The committee will report to the Selectboard.

The committee will oversee several town-sponsored events and programs honoring Du Bois, including:

Du Bois Day Celebration
Annual Du Bois Festival (from Martin Luther King Day through Feb. 23)
Banner installation
Classes, seminars, guest speakers
Collaboration with UMass-Amherst and local educational institutions and arts, historical and community organizations
Oversee/maintain a rotating display of Du Bois artifacts at the Mason Library

Interested residents are invited to send letter of interest to Helen Kuziemko, Office of the Selectboard /Town Manager, Town Hall, 334 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA, 01230, or email

Applications are due by Sept. 19, 2018.

(Image courtesy of Railroad Street Youth Project

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