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Monday, March 20, 2017 7:00 PM9:00 PM
The W.E. B. Du Bois Educational Series-Great Barrington stages its third event of the 2016-2017 school year March 20th with Tufts University scholar Dr. Kendra Field presenting African American Family Histories and Silences after Emancipation. The event will take place at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Great Barrington, starting at 7:00 PM and begin with spoken word arranged by poet Ted Thomas and performed by Monument Mountain, Pittsfield and Taconic High School students. Dr. David Levering Lewis, two-time Pulitzer Prize winning Du Bois biographer, will introduce Dr. Field. Field is Assistant Professor of History and Africana Studies and Director of the Center for the Study of Race and Democracy at Tufts. She is a 2016-2017 Fellow at Harvard University's Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History. She is the author of the forthcoming book, "Growing Up with the Country: Family, Race and Nation after the Civil War" (Yale University Press).