W.E.B. Dubois: A Life Examined, course offered in Gt. Barrington

W.E.B. Du Bois: A Life Examined taught by Du Bois scholar Dr. Homer (Skip) Meade is a four-part course exploring the many contributions made by this scholar, sociologist, environmentalist, human rights advocate, visionary and writer. Dr. Meade, with the assistance of the University of  Massachusetts Special Collections staff, will guide participants through a reading of literature by and about Du Bois.  He will present links between Du Bois’ early years as a chronicler of family events, and local community current events for the Springfield Republican as a fledgling but serious communicator, with his school years at Fisk, Harvard, and Berlin Universities, and beyond, to his leaderships as a national and international human rights advocate.  Du Bois’ story (born in 1868, five years after Emancipation Proclamation and dying on the eve of the March on Washington in 1963) will be linked to the experience of Afro-American and Pan-African people and to the vital role he has played, and continues to play, in American history.

W. E. B. Du Bois, Atlanta University, 1909

This course will take place on four consecutive Thursdays in February (2/3, 2/10, 2/17 and 2/24) at Monument Mountain Regional High School . There will be a snow date of Thursday, March 3 .

Class hours are 7:30 to 9 pm. For people not requiring course credit the cost is $40.00. PDP’S are available for anyone taking the course. Graduate Credit is available through MCLA for $260.00 per credit.

This course is co-sponsored by the

Upper Housatonic Valley African American Heritage Trail

For more information, contact:
Ellen Broderick     ebroderick55@yahoo.com
Dr. Frances Jones-Sneed     jonessneed@yahoo.com