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Historian/Author Barry Bradford Inspires Audiences to Make Change

Sauk Valley Community College recognizes Black History Month with a special presentation by author/historian Barry Bradford Wednesday, February 20 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Mathis Theatre.

Bradford, labeled a master storyteller, uses humor, history and personal experience to encourage individuals to be innovative, take chances and change the world. He inspires his audience as he tells his own story as the leader of the team that helped reopen the Mississippi Burning case and brought the murderer to justice. Bradford went one step further and led a movement to convince the State of Mississippi to clear the name of Civil Rights martyr Clyde Kennard.

Bradford has won several large awards including U.S. Presidential Award for Public Service, Justice for All National Award and National Teacher of the Year.

For more information on the free presentation, contact Ana Salgado at