Join us for a virtual tour of the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum as part of Doors Open Baltimore 2020. The museum tells the story of Baltimore’s leadership in the Civil Rights Movement through the lens of the freedom fighting activism of Lillie Carroll Jackson, the president of the Baltimore NAACP for 35 years in the early 20th century, the Jackson-Mitchell family, and their allies. The tour will be led by award-winning curator and program planner, Dr. Iris Leigh Barnes. Dr. Barnes teaches at the University of Delaware and serves on the Maryland Lynching Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture. She holds a Ph.D. in history from Morgan State University.
About the Presenter
Dr. Iris Leigh Barnes is currently the Curator of the Lillie Carroll Jackson Civil Rights Museum in Baltimore, which is owned by Morgan State University. She earned her doctorate in History with a concentration in African American and Twentieth-Century United States History; her master’s degree in Museum Studies and Historical Preservation; and her bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design and Art Education. She has received numerous awards: the Excellence in Exhibitions and Programming Award from the Maryland Historical Trust, a Diversity Fellowship from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and the John Kinard SEMC JIMI Award from the Smithsonian National Museum for African American History and Culture, among them.
This program is hosted on Zoom and Facebook Live. Upon registering you will receive an email confirmation and a Zoom link. If you do not receive a link, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. If you do not contact us at least 1 hour prior to the start of the program, we cannot guarantee admittance.
The Baltimore Architecture Foundation (BAF) and Baltimore Heritage present a series of 30 minute live virtual tours and presentations focusing on Baltimore architecture, preservation and history.
Tickets are donation based. We encourage you to give what you can to support BAF and Baltimore Heritage. Your support helps us make up for lost tour and program revenue from COVID-19 and create more virtual programs like this.
Presented as part of Doors Open Baltimore 2020 African American Heritage & Civil Rights Week! Learn more about Doors Open Baltimore
Photo courtesy Vivian Marie Doering