Michael T. Barry Jr. is a historian, writer, professor, and award-winning documentary filmmaker focusing on modern American cross cultural experiences. Barry has worked on multiple documentary film and videography projects for acclaimed artists and institutions.
He has also screened his own films at historic venues like AS220 and RISD as well as hundreds of film festivals and events across the nation, where they have been named official selections and nominated for dozens of awards, winning Best Short Documentary at the 2019 Rhode Island Black Film Festival and Best Feature Film at the 2016 Nyack Film Festival.
Barry has contributed written pieces to outlets like Truthout, The Activist History Review, Black Perspectives, The Gainesville Sun, Sport in American History, The Enquirer Gazette, The Blackprint, and The Worcester Telegram & Gazette. He has also contributed photos and commentary to USA Today, The New York Times, The Washington Post, History Channel, Vice, and Reuters.
Barry earned his Bachelor's in History and Africana Studies from the College of the Holy Cross and holds Master's Degrees in American History and in World History from American University and Providence College. He can be contacted @MTBarryJr.
Best Short Film, Even the Women Must Fight, Prince George's Film Festival, 2023
Best Short Documentary, U Street Contested, Rhode Island Black Film Festival, 2019
Best Feature Film, The Universal Soldier: Vietnam, Nyack Film Festival, 2016
Carter G. Woodson Award in Africana Studies Art and Scholarship, 2014
History of the United States: Colonial Times to 1865
History of the United States: 1865 to Present
Advanced Placement United States History
Human Rights Advocacy: Law and Social Justice
Malcolm X and Human Rights
History and Film
Documentary Film Studies