About Dr. Barnes
Dr. Iris Leigh Barnes is an experienced and award-winning historian, educator, and museum professional. She has more than twenty years of experience as an educator and in the museum field. Her scholarship interests range from Civil War to Civil Rights with a particular focus on the tenacity and resilience of African Americans who survived and thrived against the odds. She reflects, "I am particularly engaged with the current trend to reveal the voices of people of color in new interpretations of mainstream
narratives. . .