Letter: Rectify wrong, rename school after Du Bois

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To the editor:

Reading Bernard Drew's column on the Jan. 27 opinion page spurred me to write this letter. Ever since Great Barrington started to build the new elementary school, I had hoped the town would choose to honor its (probably) most famous native son by naming the school after him. But no, it was given the inglorious name it bears today: Muddy Brook.

It is time to rectify this disregard for the widely honored son of Great Barrington by renaming the school to reflect the pride the community should have in the son it raised; W. E. B. DuBois.

Barbara Crochiere Roberts,

Pittsfield

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