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Media Appearances & Press Statements

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Baltimore Sun/The Aegis, "The History of Belle Vue Farm,” 2022

WJZ-TV, 2/27/2022

Belle Vue Farm Added To National Park Services’ National Underground Railroad Network To Freedom

Harford County Land Trust

The Story of Belle Vue Farm, Fall 2021

October 2021

Comcast Newsmakers

Taped May 14, 2019

WBAL-TV 11News, Baltimore, April 19, 2019

Anne and Emmett

Powerful play of two impactful stories of teens to benefit Lynching Memorial Project


State Circle

Maryland Public Television (MPT)

August 23, 2019


Maryland Today/iHeartMedia/WPOC, WZFT, WQSR

May 12, 2019

A 15-minute interview with Dr. Iris Leigh Barnes about Juneteenth and Hosanna School Museum aired.

WAMD Radio

Taped May 22, 2019

A 13-minute interview with Dr. Iris Leigh Barnes


Baltimore Sun 

October 30, 2017


Baltimore Times 

October 27, 2017

Morgan State University News

January 2, 2018

In the News 


Dr. Barnes and the work she does has been closely chronicled by the media. She has been invited to appear on many news shows to discuss the community engagement and public programs she leads. Most recently she appeared on the the PBS affiliate, Maryland Public Television (MPT) to discuss the importance and impact of the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission, the first such legislation in the nation. She was also appointed by Maryland Governor Hogan to serve on the Maryland Commission for African American History and Culture, which was covered by several news outlets. 

She has been interviewed by Comcast Newsmakers, Fox 45, and several radio programs, including Maryland Today, and WAMD Radio.

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