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Local Teacher and Justice Crusader to visit Algonquin Area Library

Barry Bradford earned a US Presidential Award for his efforts to bring justice to the "Mississippi Burning" murders.
Barry Bradford earned a US Presidential Award for his efforts to bring justice to the "Mississippi Burning" murders.

Algonquin Area Public Library welcomes Barry Bradford, a US Presidential Award winner with local roots, to its main facility (2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin) Sunday, February 23 at 2pm. Bradford, a suburban Chicago high school teacher and National Teacher of the Year recipient, is best known for leading movements to reopen two cold cases from the Civil Rights Era – including the notorious “Mississippi Burning” triple murder in 1964.


Forty-one years after the crime, Bradford, along with three high school students and a dynamic Mississippi newspaperman, compiled the evidence necessary for justice to prevail. His group’s efforts lead to the successful conviction of Edgar Ray Killen, an unrepentant Ku Klux Klan leader.


As part of its Black History Month programming, and in cooperation with the African American Parent Advisory Committee of School District 300, the Algonquin Area Public Library invites interested participants to the compelling presentation “Mississippi Burning: Rewriting History,” Sunday, February 23 at 2pm (2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin). Seating is limited. Please visit the Events page of aapld.org to register. Learn more about the speaker at barrybradford.com


Algonquin Area Public Library District February 18, 2014 at 11:07 AM
Please note: to accommodate more people, this program location has been moved to the Library's Eastgate Branch. Same time. Same date. Rather than capping the crowd at 50, the Eastgate Branch will hold 30-40 more people.
kraka February 19, 2014 at 01:20 PM
Talk about government waste! Two library branches for two smaller communities? WASTE!

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