The fall issue of The Massachusetts Review focuses on the theme of “W.E.B. Du Bois in His Time and Ours” and is published in conjunction with the University Museum of Contemporary Arts’ exhibition and symposium, “Du Bois in Our Time.”
The issue includes an autobiographical essay by Du Bois, “A Negro Student at Harvard at the End of the 19th Century.” The essay was previously published in the journal’s first volume in 1960.
Also featured is a personal memoir of Du Bois by the late historian John Hope Franklin and an essay by Ekwueme Michael Thelwell, professor emeritus of Afro-American studies, reflecting on the creation and evolution of his department as well as the decision to name the campus library for Du Bois.
There is also a portfolio of art from the artists participating in the “Du Bois in Our Time” exhibition.