The W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite is a National Historic Landmark in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, commemorating an important location in the life of African American intellectual and civil rights activist W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963). The site contains foundational remnants of the home of Du Bois' grandfather, which Du Bois lived in for the first five years of his life, and then later used as a retreat between 1928 and 1954. The house was torn down in the late 1950s. The site is located on South Egremont Road (Route 23 and Route 41), west of the junction with Route 71).
Famous quotes containing the words boyhood, web and/or bois:
“If ... boyhood and youth are but vanity, must it not be our ambition to become men?”
—Vincent Van Gogh (18531890)
“The web of domination has become the web of Reason itself, and this society is fatally entangled in it.”
—Herbert Marcuse (18981979)
“This spirit it was which so early carried the French to the Great Lakes and the Mississippi on the north, and the Spaniard to the same river on the south. It was long before our frontiers reached their settlements in the West, and a voyageur or coureur de bois is still our conductor there.”
—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)