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John R. Lewis, pt. 2 (Ep. 44, 2020)

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a tribute to the late John Robert Lewis, Congressman from Georgia’s 5th Congressional District and Civil Rights pioneer and leader, with an interview recorded in May, 2020.

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John Lewis, pt. 1 (Ep. 43, 2020)

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents Part One of a tribute to the late John Robert Lewis, Congressman from Georgia’s 5th Congressional District and Civil Rights pioneer and leader, who passed away July 17, 2020.

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Dr. Robert F. Jefferson, Jr. (Ep. 26, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 2019 conversation with Dr. Robert F. Jefferson, Jr., Associate Professor of History at the University of New Mexico and author of Brothers in Valor: Battlefield Stories of the 89 African Americans Awarded The Medal of Honor.

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Richard Cahan (Ep. 13, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the career of legendary photographer Ernest C. Withers with Richard Cahan, author of Revolution in Black and White: Photographs of the Civil Rights Era by Ernest C. Withers.

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Lena Horne (Ep. 10, 2020)

On this week’s In Black America program, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1983 interview with the legendary singer, dancer, actress and Civil Rights activist, who died in 2010 after a film, television and theater career that spanned 70 years.

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The Honorable Andrew Young (Ep. 43, 2019)

On this week’s edition of In Black America, John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with the Honorable Andrew Young, Civil Rights legend, former UN Ambassador, Congressman, and Mayor of Atlanta.  Young was a participant in The Summit on Race in America this Spring, at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Dolores Huerta and Andrew Young (Ep. 28, 2019)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson presents a conversation with co-founder of the United Farm Workers Association Dolores Huerta and Andrew Young, civil rights legend and former UN Ambassador, Congressman and Mayor of Atlanta, speaking at The Summit on Race in America, hosted by Mark Updegrove at the University…

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Lena Horne (Ep. 10, 2019)

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents an interview from 1983 with the late Lena Horne, the legendary singer, dancer, actress and civil rights activist whose career in film, television and theater spanned 70 years. Ms. Horne died in 2010.

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The Late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ep. 6, 2019)

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the the late Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 90th anniversary of his birth, featuring addresses by his widow, Coretta Scott King, and former President Barack Obama.

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Joseph Rosenbloom, pt. 1 (Ep. 23, 2018)

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Joseph Rosenbloom, author of Redemption: Martin Luther King’s Last 31 Hours, about the events and circumstances that led to Dr. King’s assassination in Memphis on April 4, 1968.

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Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (Ep. 1, 2018)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1998 interview with the late Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, one of the most revered couples of the American stage and films, on the 100th anniversary of Davis’ birth.

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The Late Dick Gregory, part 2 (Ep. 52, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents the conclusion to an interview from 2000 with pioneering comedian, social critic, civil rights activist, author and wellness guru Dick Gregory, who passed away August, 19, 2017, at the age of 84.

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The Late Dick Gregory, part 1 (Ep. 51, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents an interview from 2000 with pioneering comedian, social critic, civil rights activist, author and wellness guru Dick Gregory, who passed away August, 19, 2017, at the age of 84.

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Daddy King w/ Isaac Newton Farris, Jr., pt. 2 (Ep. 21, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a discussion of the King family history and its role in the Civil Rights Movement as chronicled in Daddy King: An Autobiography by Martin Luther King, Sr., with the author’s grandson, Isaac Newton Farris, Jr.

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Judge Nathaniel R. Jones (Ep. 13, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with The Honorable Nathaniel R. Jones, retired Judge with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit and author of Answering The Call:  An Autobiography of the Modern Struggle to End Racial Discrimination in America.

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Remembering The Late Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ep. 6, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John. L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on the 88th anniversary of his birth, featuring Dr. Kin, the late Coretta Scott King, Andrew Young, the late Robert F. Kennedy, and former President Barack Obama.

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Taji Senior (Ep. 47, 2016)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Taji Senior, public relations executive with Girl Scouts of Central Texas, about the history of Girls Scouts of America and the involvement of African American girls in Scouting.

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The Late Lena Horne (Ep. 08, 2016)

In Black America presents a 1983 conversation with the late Lena Horne, discussing her legendary and ground-breaking career as a singer, dancer, actress and civil rights activist.

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Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (Ep. 01, 2016)

In Black America presents a conversation with the late actors and social activists Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, recorded after the 1998 publication of their dual autobiography, “With Ossie and Ruby: Together In This Life.”

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Dr. Edward D. Irons (Ep. 37, 2015)

A conversation with Dr. Edward D. Irons, noted university educator, business, government and educational executive, management and financial consultant, and author of “Only By Grace,” a memoir.

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