Introducing Barry Bradford
Barry Bradford's work has won awards from the President, Congress, and major Civil Rights groups. He has been interviewed by major media outlets including The Today Show, The New York Times, U.S. News And World Report, ABC, CBS, and NBC Evening News, The Voice of America, The Washington Post, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, and C-SPAN.
Additionally Barry has garnered international attention through The Times Of London and Chinese National Television. His speaking style has been called dramatic, entertaining and powerful. Barry has been featured on the front page of the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Daily Herald, and has been recognized by the Organization of American Historians as a Distinguished Lecturer.
Barry brings humor, passion, intrigue, and deeply compelling stories to all his keynotes and workshops. He connects with his audience in a personal and transformative way. Audience members leave inspired and with the tools they need to be a force for change in the world. His presentations have been praised for being both funny and brilliantly crafted.
Barry made history as the leader of the team that reopened theCivil Rights era Mississippi Burning case and brought the murderer to justice. His commitment to justice and belief in the power of every individual to affect history led him to spearhead a movement to convince the State of Mississippi to clear the name of Civil Rights martyr Clyde Kennard.
Barry’s success in these high-profile cases along with his many experiences, awards, and recognitions bring conviction and excitement to his messages of leadership and personal empowerment.
He is a former National Teacher Of The Year, Illinois State Teacher Of The Year and a winner of the prestigious Golden Apple Award For Excellence In Teaching. When Barry is not traveling throughout the USA speaking to colleges, universities and businesses,he lives in the Chicago area with his wife, Mindy, their two children, E.J. and Zack, and two rescue dogs, Snooky and Gigi.
Barry’s Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communications is from Goddard College (Plainfield, VT) and his Master’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies is from DePaul University (Chicago).