Barbara Spencer Dunn

Barbara Spencer Dunn, a native of Texas, is a servant whose legacy of service is exemplified as an advocate for youth and families, not only in the Washington Metropolitan Area since 1974, but throughout the nation. Mrs. Dunn is a descendant of enslaved persons on the Monte Verdi Plantation in Rusk County Texas.  A life member of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), the Founders of Black History Month, she presently serves as Co-Chair of both the Carter G. Woodson Home National Historic Site and the National Heritage Sites Research Committee guiding on behalf of ASALH a partnership between ASALH and the National Park Service. 


Mrs. Dunn is a graduate of Bowie State University and served as a Governor appointed Commissioner on the Maryland Commission on African American History and Culture (MCAAHC – (2013 – 2018).