Back in September, Great Barrington, Massachusetts formalized a committee dedicated to continuing the work of one of its most celebrated residents: W.E.B. Du Bois. The move came a year after the 150th birthday celebration of the famed civil rights activist and author. Gwendolyn Van Sant is one of the committee’s 12 members. She tells WAMC that the W.E.B. Du Bois Legacy Committee is now unveiling the first fruits of its efforts – including a staged presentation at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center tonight.
Listen to Gwendolyn Van Sant’s interview here