Dedicated in 1887, the Clinton A.M.E. Zion Church in Great Barrington served as the spiritual, cultural and political home for the local African American community for nearly 130 years. It was also a place of significance for author and civil rights leader W.E.B. Du Bois, who was born and raised in the southern Berkshire County town. Currently there is an effort to restore the church, and Producer Dave Fraser spoke with members of the restoration committee to learn more about the impact that W.E.B. Dubois had on the town of Great Barrington. 

This story originally aired on February 21, 2019.