Barry Bradford is a Presidential and Congressional Award winning speaker with a dynamic, uplifting and inspiring message! Barry 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, The Times Of London and Chinese National Television. His speaking style has been called dramatic, hilarious and powerful. Barry has been featured on the front page of the Chicago Tribune, The Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Daily Herald and is a past National Teacher Of The Year!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
What to Expect
I am one of America's most honored public speakers. although I average over 200 presentations a year, I work very hard with every event planner to make sure that your event is special, unique, and directly targeted to the needs of your audience. I never accept payment unless my client is 100% satisfied. That may explain my 97% rate of being rehired!
Barry Bradford has been recognized as one of America’s best teachers and most dynamic motivational speakers. Don’t take my word for it – he has won awards from the President, the Congress, and leading Civil Rights Organizations. You may remember him from his appearances on the Today Show, The CBS Evening News, and over 75 other media outlets around the world. He has even been profiled on Chinese National Television! He is the author of one book, numerous articles and has served as consultant for the writing of the GED exam.
Barry may be best known for twice leading teams of students to reopen two of the most infamous “Cold Cases” in the history of the Civil Rights Era. His leadership in the reopening of the Clyde Kennard case created a legal precedent that has cleared the names of three more men who were wrongfully convicted. His tireless work in pursuing justice in the Mississippi Burning case helped lead to a conviction of Ku Klux Klan leader Edgar Ray Killen, and praise from both Barack Obama and conservative Mississippi Senator Trent Lott. Any speaker who can get those two to agree clearly has something to say to us today!
Barry Bradford lives in Deerfield, Illinois. When not speaking, writing or working for justice you will likely find him at a Broadway play with his daughter E. J., watching a movie with his son, Zack, doing volunteer work, reading, cooking or walking his rescue bichons, Snooky and Gigi.
When asked his philosophy, Barry usually quotes Anne Frank: “How beautiful it is that no one need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”
Additional Booking Notes
Please see technical information listed elsewhere on the profile. My needs are fairly standard for a motivational speaker. I pride myself on being easy to work with.
Influences & Inspiration
My motivational speaking style is completely unique!
I use a Macintosh MacBook Pro. I will bring connector dongles. I require a screen, a projector, a sound system that can interface with the computer to play the sound from embedded video clips, and a microphone. Thank you!
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