Public Programs & Engaging the Community
Select List of Public Programs
Walk in Their Shoes: Experience the
Underground Railroad, 2019
Hosanna School Museum
UGRR in Harford County, Bus Tour, 2019
Juneteenth Celebration, 2017, 2018, 2019
A day-long festival featuring living historians,
Buffalo soldiers, African dancers, vendors, crafts, and kid’s activities.
A Journey through Berkley: a Historic Colored Schools Bus Tour, 2017
Sesquicentennial Celebration Gala, 2017
Banquet and entertainment featuring keynote Dr. Freeman Hrabowski
All Different Kinds of Free and
Prigg v. Pennsylvania: Slavery, the
Supreme Court and the Ambivalent
Paired Books Discussion
Featuring Debra Newman Ham, Ph.D.
Engaging the Community
Dr. Barnes has been "edu-taining" the community through a variety of programs aimed at different age groups and has been recognized and awarded for that successful effort. Whether engaging young girls to learn history through their American Girls dolls, teaching teens how to conduct cross-generational oral history projects, or orchestrating a full day Juneteenth festival, the aim is to engage and educate in non-traditional ways.
She seeks funding through grants, sponsorship and
strategic partnerships. She pulls together diverse groups of individuals with common cause to tackle difficult topics. Together, they come away with ideas and attainable ways to make change.