Tuesday, August 27, is the 50th anniversary of the death of W.E.B. Du Bois. The African American political intellectual and civil rights pioneer was born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, in 1868. A commemoration of his death in Great Barrington this Saturday and will include a guided tour of the Du Bois Homesite.
About 100 people protested outside a performance by musician Ted Nugent in New Haven over several controversial remarks Nugent made about the shooting of Trayvon Martin and the acquittal of Martin's killer George Zimmerman.