Great Barrington: Du Bois scholar to deliver lecture
The W.E.B. Du Bois Legacy Committee will host a free talk, "Resisting Repression: W.E.B. Du Bois's Relationship to Cold War Surveillance," by Phillip Luke Sinitiere, professor of history at the College of Biblical Studies in Houston, Texas, from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23, at the Mason Library. The talk is open to the public.
During 2018-19, Sinitiere is a W.E.B. Du Bois Visiting Scholar at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He is a scholar of American religious history and African American studies. His next book, "Citizen of the World: The Late Career and Legacy of W.E.B. Du Bois," will be published in August.
The March event is the first in a series of Great Barrington lectures by UMass visiting scholars, co-sponsored by the town of Great Barrington and UMass.
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