Great Barrington should have a statue of W.E.B. Du Bois

By Letter to the editor Tuesday, Sep 26

W. E. B. Du Bois

To the Editor:

Let me toss out an idea: A statue of W.E.B. Du Bois in Great Barrington.

Du Bois was clearly the most celebrated resident in our history. His teachings and writings still resonate today.  To honor and memorialize him seems absolutely appropriate.

Since there is so much new construction going on in our downtown, this might be an optimal time for finding a site for such a statue.

Perhaps Chesterwood, the home of one of America’s greatest memorial sculptors, could be involved.

I am eager to hear what other residents think of this idea.

Daniel Klein

Great Barrington