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Benjamin Crump (Ep. 7, 2019)

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Benjamin Crump, an award-winning Civil Rights attorney and advocate who successfully represented the families of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Robbie Tolan.

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Texas Standard: November 8, 2018

Lost in large part in the immediate aftermath of the midterms: do you really know what’s changed in the Texas legislature? We’ll get you up to speed. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick may have held on to his partisan supermajority, but he may have a tougher fight over issues of social conservatism. Two state lawmakers, a…

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Judge Harriet M. Murphy, pt. 2 (Ep, 42, 2018)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with The Honorable Dr. Harriet M. Murphy, retired Municipal Court Judge, civil rights activist, former college professor and department head, and author of There All The Honor Lies: A Memoir.

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Judge Harriet M. Murphy, pt. 1 (Ep. 41, 2018)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with The Honorable Dr. Harriet M. Murphy, retired Municipal Court Judge, civil rights activist, former college professor and department head, and author of There All The Honor Lies: A Memoir.

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Texas Standard: March 14, 2018

One of the most controversial laws to pass the Texas legislature in years: being upheld by a 5th circuit panel. What’s next for so-called sanctuary cities? We’ll explore. Also, Texas counties racing to join lawsuits challenging pharmaceutical companies over the opioid crisis. Why the race to the courthouse? And how Texas could make motherhood safer,…

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A Tribute to Alex Haley (Ep. 09, 2016)

In Black America presents a 1988 interview with the late Alex Haley, the acclaimed writer best known as the author of “Roots: The Saga of an American Family,” and “The Autobiography of Malcolm X.”

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Remembering The Late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ep. 05, 2016)

In Black America presents a tribute to the life and works of the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 87th anniversary of his birth. Featured are addresses and comments by Dr. King, the Honorable Andrew Young, the late Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, and President Barack Obama.

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Civil Rights with Peter J. Hammer (Ep. 52, 2015)

Peter J. Hammer, Director of the Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights and co-author of “Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith” talks courts, civil rights, judges, segregation, discrimination and affirmative action on In Black America.

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Oliver Lake (9.13.15)

Oliver Lake is an American jazz saxophonist, composer, and poet who co-founded The World Saxophone Quartet in 1977. In this edition of Liner Notes, Rabbi and jazz historian Neil Blumofe talks about the way in which Lake’s music offered a portal for us to understand the civil rights movement and social justice through art. When…

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Texas Standard: June 19, 2015

It’s marked across the US and beyond but it got its start here in Texas 150 years ago today…It’s Juneteenth and this is the Texas Standard. A day of celebration overshadowed by tragedy. Today our commentator calls for a 21st century civil rights movement. Also, The president’s vision for a coal free power grid…how close…

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1968 Bullock Museum

1968 was one of the most impactful years in American history; the United States was in the middle of the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were each assassinated, and the Apollo 8 mission was launched and completed successfully. The Bullock Texas State History Museum has an exhibit that presents all the…

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Remembering the Late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ep. 5, 2014)

A tribute to the late civil rights leader, featuring archival audio of his speeches and funeral, and remembrances from the Honorable Andrew Young and President Barack Obama.

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In This Life Together, with Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (Ep. 1, 2014)

A 1998 interview with the stage and film actors Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee as they remember their distinguished careers as artists and civil rights activists in their dual autobiography.

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