The DuBois Family Graveyard Project

This project will create an interactive map of the Mahaiwe cemetery in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, which contains the graves of W.E.B. DuBois’ immediate relatives and family members, as well as graves of other African-American residents of the Great Barrington area.  This project will yield data about the shifting lines of racial segregation and integration in the cemetery from the late eighteenth century through the first half of the twentieth century. Presented on the map, the data will trace the contours of “the color line” in death.


In development