Rhae Lynn Barnes

About Rhae Lynn

Rhae Lynn Barnes is an Assistant Professor of American Cultural History at Princeton University (2018-) and President of the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography. She is the co-founder and C.E.O. of U.S. History Scene and an Executive Advisor to the documentary series "Reconstruction: America After the Civil War" (now streaming PBS, 2019).

Rhae Lynn Barnes and Waldo E. Martin, Jr. are coordinating and editing a scholarly volume — currently titled Narrative and History: Experience, Voice, and Agency— centering Professor Leon F. Litwack’s (1929-2021) wide-ranging and powerful intellectual and cultural significance and impact on American history and culture.  We envision a volume of short and engaging essays (approximately… MORE


Opening Article for Teaching Juneteenth  I would recommend lecturing from this article or providing it for students to read before you meet for discussion. It gives a broad overview of what Juneteenth is as a holiday, its historical context, and what you can typically expect at a celebration.  Cultural Activity #1: The Black National Anthem … MORE