As part of Black History Month, Sauk Valley Community College invites the public to a free presentation “Reopening Mississippi Burning” by award-winning motivational speaker and historian Barry Bradford Wednesday, February 15 at 12:30 p.m. in 1K4.
Bradford led 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.
The Organization of American Historians named Bradford as the best teacher in America and his work was featured by The Today Show, The New York Times, U.S. News and World Report, ABC, CBS, NBC Evening News, Fox News, MSNBC, CNN, C-SPAN and more.
For more information on this free program, contact Ana Salgado, student activities coordinator, at 815-835-6432.