Springfield College joined Westfield State University, UMass Libraries, the W.E.B. DuBois Center, Beta Sigma Boule, and St. John’s Congregational Church to honor Western Mass native and civil rights leader W.E.B. DuBois
SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – Springfield College, Westfield State University, UMass Libraries, W.E.B. Dubois Center and Beta Sigma Boule partnered to hold the 6th annual tribute for W.E.B. DuBois at St. John’s Congregational Church in Springfield on Sunday, February 28 at 3:00 PM. The theme of the event was “why are WE here?”
During the W.E.B. DuBois Tribute, which was a celebration of his legacy, the Black Church, music and the arts, over 250 attendees saw performances by the Springfield College Community Choir, the Springfield College Repertory Dance Company, the Westfield State University Chamber Chorale, the UMass Amherst Cape Verdean Student Alliance, and a stepping presentations by the Westfield State University Top Flight Step Team, and the UMass Amherst Insanely Prestigious Step Team.
UMASS Amherst student Josh Odam along with Westfield State University student Emmet Witherspoon served as Masters of Ceremony for the event.
As part of the DuBois Tribute, Dr. Randolph Bromery was highlighted. Dr. Bromery was a distinguished educator that served as President of Springfield College and Westfield State University as well as Chancellor of UMass Amherst. Dr. Bromery was responsible for bringing the “DuBois Papers” to UMass Amherst.
“The 2015 DuBois Tribute was a collaborative testimonial to the legacies of W.E.B. DuBois and Randolph Bromery and a ‘fitting’ end to Black History Month.” Said Brooks Fitch, Chairman DuBois Tributes.