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I am speaking for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 14, 2016, at the US Fleet Forces Command in Norfolk, Virginia. The program is sponsored by the Multi-Heritage Committee and Chief Latoya Brown is the Chair.

I speak to military luminaries at the Command, including the Vice Admiral, the Lieutenant Commander, and the Commanding Officer, on the front row, and their guest, a member of the Norfolk, Virginia Historical Society, and a full auditorium of wonderful men and women from varied branches of the US Military on the subject, "The Unfinished Non-Violent Symphony for Freedom."

Before my speech, the atmosphere is charged with friendliness, kindness, and excellence. After I speak, I hear only complimentary words from the Vice Admiral, Lieutenant Commander, and Commanding Officer, and so many other members in the full auditorium. The highest ranking officers, the Multi-Heritage Committee, and all the officers truly make today celebratory and memorable of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Norfolk US Fleet Forces Command.


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Dr. Martin Luther King Day at the US Fleet Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia

Dr. Martin Luther King Day Program at the US Fleet Forces Command.




























I receive a commemorative coin from U.S. Fleet Forces (USFF) from Assistant Chief of Enlisted Staff Captain Roger L. Curry, following a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration on board Naval Support Activity-Hampton Roads in Norfolk.

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Some other members in the audience

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Members in the audience

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When I finish speaking, there is a magnificent Dr. King celebration--standing ovation--and clapping-- after hearing a speech about Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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I am standing with Mrs. Berline Brown, one of my former students at Norfolk State University, Virginia. She is the Sunday School Superintendent of our Shiloh Baptist Church Sunday school and introduces me, the Keynote Speaker. I speak on the subject, "The Unfinished Non-Violent Symphony for Freedom," to the joint Sunday School classes and our other church members who come to church early to participate in the Sunday School's celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Day, January 17, 2016. Our pastor, the Reverend Dr. Keith Ivan Jones, Mrs. Berline Brown, Mrs. Lorna Bolden, Deacon Sherman Askew, Miss Kaila Davenport and Mr. Justin Smith are on the front row and, the latter two young adults who are also my fellow church members are panelists, following my Keynote Speech

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After the ceremony, our Pastor, the Reverend Dr. Keith Ivan Jones, congratulates me on my speech and says, "It was powerful!"

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Sunday School and church members establish a celebratory mood and everyone is happy and they say nice things about Dr. King and my speech. In this group, Mr. Reuben Washington, my fellow Shiloh Church member and one of my earliest students at Norfolk State University, Virginia, and I give each other a bear hug and many other of my fellow church members and I hug, shake hands, talk, and, smile, while we share the memory of Dr. King.

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My fellow church members are loving and happy they have come to our Shiloh Sunday School joint session to celebrate Dr. King by listening to my speech about him.

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I am giving the acceptance speech at the Virginia State Council of Higher Education Corporate Banquet honoring the thirteen best teachers in the State, 1988, and I am one of the honorees, Richmond, Virginia

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Sample of Banquet Setting

We, the Honorees

Audience at the Corporate Banquet

Musicians Played Music for our Reception

I am speaking at the annual Virginia State Chapter meeting of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), Norfolk, Virginia to help us black people better ourselves

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Audience at NAACP meeting

More of the NAACP audience

I am speaking for the Hampton City Council at the city-wide Hampton Virginia Citizenry Meeting about my book Everyday Racism and the same lecture is given to the Norfolk, Virginia City Council during a breakfast meeting at the Radisson Hotel in Norfolk/font size>

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I am conducting a question and answer session after my Everyday Racism lecture at Norfolk State University, Norfolk, Virginia. It is sponsored by Mrs. Sharon Lowe, Dean, and the Student Affairs Department

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I am giving a lecture about my book, Everyday Racism while giving a Negro History Month speech at Jackson-Hinds Library System, Jackson, Mississippi

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I am speaking about my book, Everyday Racism, at First Baptist Church of Hampton, Hampton, Virginia. It is my church, too, and our pastor is the Reverend Dr. William Booth

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Everyday Racism book signing audience at First Baptist Church, Hampton, Virginia

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My husband, Bennie, my granddaughter, and I are gathered with a few attendees at my Everyday Racism book signing

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My granddaughter and I are sharing a private moment at my Everyday Racism book signing

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Other Speaking Events and Audiences

Church women services



Guest Speaker at ten white church congregations in Southhampton Roads about the content of my article, “Twelve to Eighteen, in Dimensions for Growing

Frequent speaker to Groups of Unwed Mothers

Occasional speaker for former students at Huntington High School, Newport News, Virginia, Reunions

Shaw-Barnes’s lecture audiences include the Moral Rearmament Conference in Caux, Switzerland, Southwestern Bell National Corporation Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, high schools, colleges and universities, feminist state meeting, teachers’ groups, county-wide school teachers’ opening school meeting session, civic groups, and Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, and Holiness churches’ Sunday Morning church services


Shaw Barnes lectures twice to the entire military base at the Navy Research Personnel Center in San Diego, California and once to the entire military base at Patrick Air Force Base in Florida and its community guests interested in hearing her findings about the USDB in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

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Speaking/​Consultant Events

Reviewed article for Harvard University's Medical School's Journal: Social Science and Medecine"

Reviewed proposal for The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study: Murray Research Center, Harvard University, Cambridge

Reviewed African American doctoral candidates’ funding proposals: Ford Foundation New York, New York

Served as family consultant about how to curtail the growing number of black unwed mothers for the Rockefeller Foundation, New York, New York

Consultant to the Department of Anthropology, University of South Florida, Tampa, about How to Get More African American students to attend the university

Served as consultant to the Big Ten Universities about ways to help teachers at Historically Black Colleges, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois

Reviewed proposals for several government agencies, including the National Science Foundation, Minority Institutions Science Improvement Program, Comprehensive Assistance to Undergraduate Science Education, Women in Science, and College Science Instrumentation Program in Washington, District of Columbia


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Social Media

Media Guest

In 2001, Shaw-Barnes hosts a special series, Moving America Forward, on radio station WALLE 990 AM for the North American Broadcasting Company in New England. Her guests include Dr. Wilton Anderson, Harvard University graduate and former New York City Middle School Principal and authority on American Education, Dr. Jonathan Sarna, Professor and authority on Jewish Religion, Brandeis University, Walson, Massachusetts, Mr. J. Jay Rodriquez, host for radio show FTNN with a 15 million-member international audience and Shaw-Barnes is on his show and J. Jay is on her New England radio program, Mr. John L. Horton, Employment and Restoration Coordinator for the Restorative Justice Program at the Norfolk, Virginia Juvenile Court, and Mr. Bernard H. Scott, corporate specialist, who spends almost thirty years working in Corporate America and is employed by IBM twenty-six-and-a-half years.

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Radio Host

Shaw-Barnes is guest twice on national Tony Brown Journal: she discussed Alex Haley’s Roots in 1979 and Everyday Racism in 2002. Shaw-Barnes is a popular guest on more than 200 radio programs at stations, located from the East coast to Hawaii and from Montreal to Florida. Also, Shaw-Barnes is a frequent guest on the local South Hampton Roads, Virginia (Norfolk and Portsmouth), radio and television programs and a regular contributor to the Norfolk weekly New Journal and Guide and the daily The Virginian-Pilot newspapers, in the Norfolk, Virginia area, where she lives.

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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.