The article below appeared in an earlier Patch post. However, please note the location has changed. To accommodate more people, the event takes place at AAPLD's Eastgate Branch (115 Eastgate Drive, Algonquin). The meeting space allows 30-40 more people to attend this important program.
Algonquin Area Public Library welcomes Barry Bradford, a US Presidential Award winner with local roots, to its (edited: Eastgate Branch, 115 Eastgate Drive) 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. Seating is limited. Please visit the Events page of aapld.org to register. Learn more about the speaker at barrybradford.com