Mitch Landrieu (Ep. 7, 2020)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Mitch Landrieu, best selling author, speaker and attorney who was Mayor of New Orleans from 2010 to 2018. He discusses a report on race and class he authored, titled Divided by Design: Findings from the American South.

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Texas Standard: August 16, 2018

Back to school: it’s not just kids returning to campus, but armed employees. We’ll take you behind the scenes of the effort to train and arm in-school defenders against future shootings. Also, talking machines: San Antonio researchers using machine learning to help Texans who stutter. And an historic road trip with the Green Book as…

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Margot Lee Shetterly (Ep. 32, 2017)

Producer and host John L. Hanson discusses the group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “Human Computers”¬†with Margot Lee Sheerly, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.

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J. Paul Montgomery (Ep. 9, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with J. Paul Montgomery, author of Mama’s Black Child: A Veteran’s Memoir, a compelling story of growing up under Jim Crow and working to provide positive role models for African American youth.

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A Tribute to the late John Hope Franklin (Ep. 4, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 2004 interview with the late Dr. John Hope Franklin, a distinguished professor of legal history who helped prepare the case for Brown v. Board of Education and marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and died in 2009.  

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Texas Standard: August 7, 2015

The media circus has moved on…but family members have not. A conversation with Sandra Bland’s sister today on the Texas Standard. The numbers on incarcerated African American Women don’t add up…we’ll talk about what one Texas newspaper editor calls the New Jane Crow. 5 million dollars: the reward the US is offering for the capture…

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