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W.E.B. Du Bois: Born by a Golden River

Special Event: July 11, 2018, 2:00 PM

W.E.B. Du Bois River Park, Church & River Sts., Great Barrington


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. CLICK

February 22, 2018

River Walk is Now an E-bird Hotspot

River Walk is now an officially registered e-bird Hotspot in Berkshire County  CLICK

More than 75 species of birds have been sighted on River Walk, including bald eagle, great blue heron, kingfisher, and flocks of cedar waxwing. Check out the e-bird site to see what’s been reported. When River Walk opens again in the spring, be sure to report sightings of your own!

January 12, 2018