Friends, family, dignitaries and officials from around the country joined together in person and via video to celebrate the life of Dr. Yolande Du Bois Williams Irvin, the only granddaughter of W.E.B. Du Bois. Williams Irvin, who passed away in November 2021, wished to be buried in her family’s plot at the Mahaiwe Cemetery in Great Barrington, a ceremony that was preceded by the service at First Congregational Church, where her grandfather was a parishioner. Saturday, February 19, 2022.

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Stephanie Zollshan has been a photojournalist for The Berkshire Eagle since 2011. She is a Boston University graduate whose work has been featured in publications around the world. Stephanie can be reached at