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Public Programs & Engaging the Community

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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

Constitution, 2014

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.

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