Sewing Circles, Dime Suppers, and W. E. B. Du Bois is the often heroic tale of a small group of African Americans who founded and have maintained their church in a small New England town for nearly 140 years. The church is the Clinton African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church, and the town is Great Barrington, Massachusetts--the home town of the leading African American scholar and activist W. E. B. Du Bois. Du Bois attended the church as a youth and wrote about it, these writings being one source for this history. The book gives readers a broad view of the details of the church s history and recounts the story of its growth and declines and revivals within the context of regional history.