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Fellow in the American Anthropology Association

Member of the Association of Black Anthropologists

Member of the Southern Anthropology Society

Charter Member of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Winner of Contest for Family Counselor for Judge Hatchett's TV Court Program

Life Member of the Virginia Social Science Association

Member of Shaw University Alumni Association

Member of Atlanta University Alumni Association

Member of University of Virginia Alumni Association

Member of NSURA, Norfolk State University Retirees Association

Silver Life Time Member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Member of the Urban League of Hampton Roads, Virginia

Baptist Church Denomination

Member of the Norfolk Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Chapter, Inc.

Golden Life Member of the National Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Member of the Southhampton Roads Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Wives Chapter

Member of the L & J Gardens Civic League >/font size>

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Positions


Member of the Board of Directors of the American Anthropology Association, 1992-1994

President of the American Association of Black Anthropologists, 1992-1993

Appointed to the Planning Group on Minority Issues in Anthropology (forerunner of the Minority Commission), American Anthropological Association, 1992-1993

Appointed to Help Organize the General Anthropology Division, American Anthropological Association (AAA), 1984 at the request of AAA

Elected to a two-year term (member at large) on the Executive Committee of the General Anthropology Division, American Anthropological Association, 1984-1986

First African American Woman President of the Virginia Social Science Association
1983-1984

Elected Chair of the Blacks in Education Committee under the National Council of Anthropology and Education Umbrella, 1982, 1983

President of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Wives’ Southhampton Roads Chapter, 1979, 1980

Member of the National Properties Committee of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. under National President Soror President Thelma T. Daley, 1978

President of the 106 Member Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in Norfolk, Virginia, 1976, 1977


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Awards


Distinguished Palmer-Scales Huntington High School Teaching Award, 2012

Bryant-Stratton, Virginia Beach, Trophy Best Commencement Speaker Award at the College, Norfolk, Virginia, 2012

Certificate of Service Appreciation, League of Christian Women, First Baptist Church, Newport News, Virginia, 2002

Jackson-Hinds Library System, Margaret Walker Alexander Branch, Black History Month Speaker’s Award, Jackson, Mississippi, 2000

Navy-American Society for Engineering Summer Faculty Certificate of Excellence, Washington, DC, 1996

Navy-American Society for Engineering Summer Faculty Award, San Diego, CA, 1995
Invited Membership in the International Speakers Platform Association, 1995

Rank of Colonel by Patrick Airforce Base, Florida, 1994, before I conduct research among black, white, and Hispanic inmates at US Disciplinary Barracks (USDB), Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and live at the Cooke House where General Colin Powell has stayed two years earlier to dedicate the Buffalo Soldier Monument (colonel rank was for the duration of USDB research)

Navy-American Society for Engineering Summer Faculty Award, Patrick Air Force Base, Florida, 1994

Martin Luther King Justice and Peace Speaking Award from the Norfolk Links, Inc. Chapter, 1992

Virginia Social Science Association Scholar Award, 1991

Annual Best Professor Lecture Cup Award for my lecture, “The Black Middle Class Family,” on the State Council of Higher Education Statewide Radio Program, 1990

National Case Commendation Teacher’s Certificate for college teaching, 1989

One of the thirteen 1988 Virginia State Council of Education Best Teachers Award recipients

Norfolk State University, Virginia, Best Teacher Award, 1987, 1988

Certificate of Service Appreciation from W. J. McDaniel, Rear Admiral, Medical Corps, United States Navy Commander, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, VA, 1986

Virginia Social Science Association Presidential Excellence Award, 1985

Veterans of Foreign Wars Service Recognition Certificate in Appreciation for valuable assistance rendered in behalf of the Voice of Democracy Broadcast Scriptwriting Program, Norfolk, Virginia, 1984

Guest Speaker’s Centennial Anniversary Certificate, Queen Street Baptist Church, Norfolk, VA, 1983

Recipient of an Eastern Virginia International Studies Consortium grant to conduct research and travel in West Africa, 1975


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Hi Annie,

First, I would like to comment you on your excellent speech that you gave at US Fleet Forces yesterday. I am an aficionado of speeches and I greatly appreciate the work and skill that went into the presentation. It was very polished and superb.

Chris Camelhuish,
Member of the Norfolk Historical Society

Dr. Barnes,

It was an honor and distinct pleasure to hear you speak at Shiloh Baptist Church MLK birthday celebration. Your dichotomy of Dr. King and the campaign for civil rights was inspiring. Thank you for your many years of service and contributions. You provide our youth and adults alike such valuable resources.

Sylvester and Charlotte Smith

With Honor and Gratitude:
Sorry for my delay in response. I am unable to access your website from work.

Thank you so much for your moving speech. Then there was nothing but praises on that day's events, which was all because of you.

Thank you,

Chief Latoya Brown



Sunday Morning Speaker on Dr. Martin Luther King at Shiloh Baptist Church

Good Evening Dr. Barnes,

Your speech on Dr. Martin Luther King was very inspiring and informative yesterday. I grew up in the 1960s, graduated from Booker T Washington High School in 1965. I thank God every day for the work that was done by Dr. King. Dr. Barnes, I could have listened to you for hours because you were so clear and precise. You made each event come alive, as if it was happening yesterday. I thank you for keeping Dr. King's dream alive, we must never forget the pain and suffering he endured so that I and others could have a better life.

Thank you,
Sister Barbara Jordan



From 1978-1981, I was a student at Norfolk State University, Virginia. I had the fortunate opportunity to come under the nurturing tutelage of Dr. Annie S. Barnes. As an exemplary master teacher, I learned from her "not just to eat a fish for a day, but to fish for life." I am forever grateful for her mentorship! I am completing my fifteenth year teaching with The Boston Public Schools. Dr. Barnes, thank you for being my mentor/hero role model! Forever yours!

Roger Pugh

January 18, 2016

Good Evening Dr. Barnes,

Your speech on Dr. Martin Luther King was very inspiring and informative yesterday. I grew up in the 60's, graduated from Booker T Washington High School in 1965. I thank God every day for the work that was done by Dr. King. Dr. Barnes, I could have listened to you for hours because you were so clear and precise and you made each event come alive, as if it was happening yesterday. Thank you for keeping Dr. King's dream alive. We must never forget the pain and suffering he endured so that I and others could have a better life.

Thank you,

Sister Barbara Jordan

Dr Barnes,

I would just like to thank you for your insightful and moving speech you gave during US FLEET FORCES COMNAND Martin Luther King Jr observance. It was an honor to have you speak for the U.S Navy personnel and staff members. I would love to have you back again.

-ITC Brown, Latoya
United States Navy

Dear Dr. Annie S. Barnes:

From 1978-1981, I was a student at Norfolk State University. I had the fortunate opportunity to come under your nurturing tutelage. As an exemplary master teacher, I learned from you " not just to eat a fish for a day but to fish for life". I am forever grateful for your mentorship! I am completing my fifteenth year teaching with The Boston Public Schools. Dr. Barnes Thank you for being my mentor/hero role model! Forever yours!

Roger Pugh


Dear Miss Annie Lee

My name is Carolyn Robbins Williams my grandparents, dad , aunts and uncles grew up with you there on Claude Goolsby farm as share croppers.

I remember when I was very young my aunt Irene speaking often and very highly of her friend Ms Shaw. I remember meeting your mom and dad as well as some of your siblings as I grew up there on the land in Laurel Hill that my grand father Vizell Robbins Sr. Who worked very hard to purchase land to get his
family a place of their own, a place for his grandchildren to thrive , grow and enjoy.

I'm not sure how many years he worked as a share cropper for the Goolsbys, but I'm sure he sweated a lot of blood sweat and tears to raise enough money to acquire the 60 acres there in Laurel Hill.

My Aunt Lois a friend of yours gave me your website information, I can not express to you the gratitude I have for this information. I visited your web site and was so intrigued , and impressed with your website and the information it provided.

I would love the opportunity to read more about you and your impressive works. It's such a great joy and I'm full of admiration to know someone who has become so successful and such an inspiration to all.

Even more touching is that you are from our little town , from a share cropping family to become the successful , professional woman that you are today. God has certainly blessed you.
I'm wishing you much luck and continued success.
Carolyn Robbins Williams, granddaughter of a share cropper from lower Alabama also, family friend.


Dear Annie Lee
I like your Webb site and we were girls together on an Alabama share cropping farm. Please keep working hard to do your best for everybody.
Lois Robbins Eady your share cropping friend

Dear Annie Lee
I like your Webb site and we were girls together on an Alabama share cropping farm. Please keep working hard to do your best for everybody.
Lois Robbins Eady your share dropping friend.

Dr. Barnes:

After exploring your website, I see you are an accomplished black woman with the potential to do great things for our race and America at large. Your credentials are a testament to your seemingly obvious desire to be a positive influence to people of all ages without regards to a particular race, creed or religion.

Personally, I would like to see you address the following things which plague our country today. First is the ever persistent racism. I believe you will agree that in spite of all the accomplishments within our race, racism still exists. Secondly, is education, our schools and educational standards are in dire straits. And finally, the continued injustice in both our judicial and penal systems on both the military and civilian levels.

Dr. Barnes, I believe you are a woman of principle, with qualities such as kindness, integrity, compassion and zeal. With your extensive relationships with people in your cultural anthropology career, you are more than qualified to be an instrumental force to not only blacks but all Americans. So, I'm asking you to help us as a race as well as, a nation. WE NEED YOU...

Your happy reader,

Vernell Hoffler, Retired Professional Painter


Oh....Dr. Barnes, its just an honor! Please Ma'am...you do not need to consider my suggestions when you are satisfied with YOUR work. Trust me! No one counts to you, like you, BUT you....and those of us who still have people to look up to like you to better recognize.

Dr. Ouida Harding

Dr. Barnes,

With ALL due love and respect.

If I am reading correctly, you have your bio, and then you have your bio on the different pages. …So my question would be, which would appeal most to your readers?

My next question, what is your reason for doing this…..is this just for people to see what you did?

Lastly, you have a lot to offer…..but put more of your swag to it….why not make your website a public forum? You STILL have a lot to offer us…..why not give us Chit Chat moments….my facts and your opinions….I don’t know…something like that…..

Think of the troubling times we are experiencing……put stuff out there for people to question you… not unless you just want your page to be who you are and what you did.

I read through your bio so that is why I asked the questions....Hey, we need you now…….. not just what you did....then. But that is just my opinion.......

Google me!

Dr. Reverend Ouida W. Harding
~Continue to Grow...Rethink Possible ~
It Works!


Dr. Barnes,

What an impressive website and overall professional background! I thoroughly enjoyed reading about all of your wonderful works, contributions, and distinguished awards and honors.

I remember you when I was a student at Norfolk State University, but did not have the pleasure of being enrolled in one of your courses. I can only imagine how enriching that would have been.

I would like to thank you for your leadership and contributions to our illustrious sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and more specifically to Norfolk Alumnae Chapter.

Best wishes and continued success with all of your
future endeavors.You are a great role model and an inspiration. May God continue to guide you and to empower you to elevate, enlighten, encourage, and educate others.

Sisterly,
Adrienne James (Member and Past President of the Norfolk Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and an NSU Alumnus)

I love the website. Its informative and inspiring.

I met you as Dr. Annie Barnes at Norfolk State University as a freshman many years ago but now I know and love you as my Mama Annie. I remember the day you called my mother in Philadelphia and ask her if I could be your assistant for a summer at NSU. You talked extensively to her. My mother discussed the opportunity with my father and they agreed to allow me to come back to NSU that summer and do scholarly work with you.That was the moment you became my second mother and my life changed. Who knew this little girl would conquer her fear of speaking in front of crowds or presenting information would all be addressed that summer and during the time I worked for you. You guided me through some hard times while at NSU, loved like a caring nurturing mom, and continue to mentor me today as an adult. I thank you for all you have done for me and loving me enough to push me when I need to be pushed and allowing me to sit silent when I need to be alone with God for direction. Your wisdom and experience are real and I am a true testimony of your love and beliefs in what you teach and what you do. Your compassion for your work is evident in this website and the lives you teach. Mama Annie, I am honored to have you in my life and proud to see you and love you in my heart as a daughter loves a mother. Behold the Green and Gold, Love always DeNita Square-Smith email address: Nfiltr8.dss@gmail.com

I am so-o-o-o- proud of you ms. barnes, God has truly blessed you as a example to continue to excel in one"s purpose in life. thank you so much for going the distant many feared doing. I will call you very,very,soon. gregory brown s.
my e-mail-brownsrg@yahoo.com!thank you!

Dr. Barnes, I am truly impressed with your website. You look marvelous. You photograph projects an air of both confidence and contentment. I am truly very proud and honored to have been able to meet you. Susan Annette Biddle Nordstrom (St John)

Dr. Barnes,
Your website, as well as your numerable outstanding achievements, describe a life of dogged intellectual determinism - Truly phenomenal!
Clinton D. Rogers SR
Adjunct Prof. ESCC

Selected Works

Articles
In the Phylon journal, my article "The Black Beauty Parlor Complex in a Southern City" examines the role of the beauty parlor in the adaptation of black women, by social class, in Newport News, Virginia. In the Virginia Social Science Journal, young adult men are adamant about becoming unwed fathers.