Upper Housatonic Valley
African American Heritage Trail

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African American Heritage
in the Upper Housatonic Valley

48 sites along the
African American Heritage Trail
29 Massachusetts and Connecticut towns

African American Heritage
Jacob's Pillow Dance

Timeline of performance highlights celebrating 
the African Diaspora; Underground Railroad

African American Heritage
Elizabeth 'Mum Bet' Freeman

10 sites in Stockbridge, Great Barrington and Sheffield
associated with Mum Bet's life and quest for freedom

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African American Heritage
Pittsfield Massachusetts

15 sites in Pittsfield associated with Rev. Samuel Harrison
and other African-Americans

African American Heritage
W. E. B. Du B
ois in Gt Barrington

17 sites in Great Barrington reveal the town's people
 and places as Du Bois recalled them

African American Heritage
4th MA Regiment

24 sites in 12 communities from Dalton MA to Sharon CT
honoring the Berkshire and Litchfield men who
served in the "Glory" regiment


50 sites in Great Barrington 
associated with the Civil Rights Activist

50 sites in Great Barrington Associated with the Civil Rights Activist WEB Du Bois by Bernard A Drew

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African American Heritage
 in the Upper Housatonic Valley

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 Northeast African American Historic Places Map

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WEB Du Bois in Gt Barrington Brochure MA 54th Massachusetts Regiment Brochure

  W.E.B. Du Bois in Great Barrington

MA 54th Regiment Trail


Guide to African American Heritage in the Upper Housatonic Valley

Guide to Mum Bett's Trail

  Upper Housatonic Valley

 Elizabeth 'Mum Bet' Freeman


Guide to Jacob's PIllow Dance

Pittsfield Massachusetts Guide

Jacob's Pillow Dance


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Last updated March 15, 2011