Publications & Presentations

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Select List of Publications
  • Sacrificing Margaret Morgan: The Events Leading to Prigg v. Pennsylvania. Johns Hopkins University Press, Forthcoming 2022

  • “'Freedom’s Battle Once Begun' The Role and Reaction of African Americans in the Emancipation of Cuba, 1853-1889"
    American International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2019

  • Creating Memories: The Scrapbooks of Financier James H. Gilliam Jr., Exhibit Catalog, MSU, 2013

By the Pen

 

Dr. Barnes has several publications that demonstrate the depth of her scholarship. Often, they are a result of research projects that have multiple components, such as an exhibition, interactives,  and related public programs. Her current focus areas are the various aspects of American history through the lens of the African American experience in the 19th and 20th centuries. The years encompassed in the transition to freedom include a variety of issues including, but not limited to the experience of slavery, slavery and freedom within the legal system, the Underground Railroad, USCT, Reconstruction, education, colonization, lynching, and free black communities. 

In the 20th century U.S. History, her research focus is on segregation, desegregation, and integration in housing, education, employment practices, and more.

Speaker

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Association of African American Museums Conference, 2019

“African American Women: Rootedness in Revolution”

 

Country School Country Wide,  Country School Conference, 2019

    “Still Standing, Still Strong: The Legacy of  Hosanna School and McComas Institute, Freedmen’s Bureau Schools”

 

NPS Underground Railroad Conference, 2017 

    Panel presentation, “Kidnapped” | “Sacrificing Margaret Morgan: Slavery and Freedom in the Upper Chesapeake through the Lens of Prigg v. Pennsylvania”

 

York County Underground Railroad Symposium, 2017

    “At the Core of Contoversy: Tranquil Harford County and the Undergound Railroad” 

 

Morgan’s Sequicentennial Women’s History Month Speaker, 2017

    “We Must March Forward: Juanita Jackson Mitchell and Youth Activisim”

 

Association for the Study of  African American Life and History (ASALH), 2016

    Panel presentation “A Light in Dark Places:” Edmonia Highgate 

 

Association of African American Museums Annual Conference (AAAM), 2016

    Poster presentation “UGRR in Harford County:” 

 

Small Museums Association (SMA), 2013

    “Restored, Renewed, Reinvented: The Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum, Its Origins, Its Restoration, and How it Overcame Challenges”

 

Association for the Study of  African American Life and History (ASALH), 2012

    “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves:” Lillie Carroll Jackson, Her Work and Her Museum

 

Association of African American Museums Annual Conference (AAAM), 2012

    “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves:” Lillie Carroll Jackson, Her Work and Her Museum

 

Association of African American Museums Annual Conference (AAAM), 2010

    The Museum World and Museum Studies