Panel Explores Du Bois’ Contemporaries in Social Activism

W.E.B. Du Bois marching on Fifth Avenue in anti-lynching parade, July 29, 1917; from UMass Library Credo archives

“Voices of Protest,” a conversation among three Five College faculty about W.E.B. Du Bois and social movements of his time, will be presented Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 5 p.m. in the Fine Arts Center lobby.

The panelists are Barbara Krauthamer, associate professor of history, Nick Bromell, professor of English, and Preston H. Smith II, professor of politics and chair of Africana studies, Mount Holyoke College.

A number of social activists were instrumental during Du Bois' lifetime and have gone unnoticed in mainstream American awareness. This talk will provide a historic view of Du Bois and his peers; it will be the concluding event of the “Du Bois in Our Time” exhibition at the University Museum of Contemporary Art.

After the talk, the panelists will sign their most recent books.