Literary Landmarks

Walden, Orchard House and The Mount are just a few of the major literary landmarks in Massachusetts. We’ll look at some of these places and some that are not yet on the landmark map.

Check out some of the literary landmarks we visited this week, and add images of your own favorite sites to our Massachusetts Literary Landmark Flickr Group.

Plus,read on for chapter and verse on more local literary landmarks...

Bringing W.E.B. du Bois Home

Writer, scholar, and Civil Rights activist William Edward Burghardt Du Bois was born on Feburary 28, 1868 in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Du Bois was the first African-American to receive a doctorate from Harvard University and helped found the Niagara Movement as well as the NAACP.

Bernard Drew, member of the Great Barrington Historical Society as well as the Friends of the W.E.B. Du Bois Boyhood Homesite, recently gave Radio Boston a tour of the boyhood site. For more information on Du Bois visit the University of Massachusetts website dedicated to Du Bois and his life.

And, take a look at the National Yiddish Book Center, located in Amherst, Massachusetts.

This program aired on July 4, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.


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