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The NAACP, Berkshire County Branch, will host a presentation on redlining in Pittsfield from 1900 to 1960 at its next general meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 6, via Zoom. A report, "Redlining in Pittsfield, Mass., A Case Study of the Westside Neighborhood," researched whether housing discrimination in the Berkshires matched what was happening in larger urban areas in the 20th century. 

With dignitaries, spiritual leaders, racial justice advocates and townspeople gathered, a plaque and tombstone will be unveiled later this month at the Mahaiwe Cemetery, where the mortal remains of W.E.B. Du Bois’ granddaughter eventually will be laid to rest. This is just one of many events planned for Feb. 18-23 in Great Barrington to mark the legacy of a native son and civil rights icon.