Barry Bradford

Barry Bradford

A dynamic speaker and internationally respected activist, Barry Bradford has been widely recognized for his work to reopen two of the most notorious “cold cases” of the civil rights era: the Mississippi Burning case and the Clyde Kennard case. A recipient of Presidential and Congressional awards, he is also a former Illinois State Teacher of the Year as well as a winner of OAH Tachau Teacher of the Year award and the Golden Apple Award For Excellence in Teaching. He is the author of a bestselling textbook and the forthcoming “The Warrior Princesses vs. the Ku Klux Klan.” He lives in the Chicago suburbs, where he taught for more than twenty years.

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Lectures

  • Did the Warren Commission Get It Right? What we know today about the Kennedy assassination
  • I Love PBJ: Motivate your students to work together to create a better world
  • Murrow vs. McCarthy: The night television grew up
  • Rewriting History: How one teacher, three high school students, and a newspaperman brought justice in the Mississippi Burning case, 41 years after the crime
  • The Murder of Medgar Evers: Is it ever too late to do the right thing?
  • Women Who Ran for President