In Black America

In Black America

From KUT 90.5

Produced at KUT, In Black America is a long-running, nationally syndicated program dedicated to all facets of the African American experience. John Hanson profiles a diverse selection of current and historically significant figures whose stories help illuminate life in Black America. Guests include civil rights leaders, educators, artists, athletes and writers describing their experiences, achievements and work in chronicling and advancing the quality of African American life.More from In Black America »

Most Recent Episodes

Malisha Dellinger (Ep. 10, 2016)

Host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Malisha Dillinger, founder, President and CEO of Curls, LLC, and author of "Against All Odds: From The Projects toThe Penthouse."

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."

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.

Valerie Mitchell-Johnston (Ep. 07, 2016)

Host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses entertainment marketing, production and venue management with Valerie Mitchell-Johnston, Harvard Law School graduate and Deputy General Counsel at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Heather O'Connell and Robert Reese (Ep. 06, 2016)

In Black America presents a discussion of the legacy of slavery with Heather O'Connell and Robert Reese, co-authors of "How The Legacy of Slavery and Racial Composition Shapes Public School Enrollment in the American South."

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.

Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson (Ep. 03, 2016)

Host John L. Hanson speaks with Dr. Sarah Y. Vinson, MD., Harvard and Emory-educated physician specializing in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry, and founder of the Lorio Psych Group, an Atlanta-based mental health practice.

A Tribute to the Late John Hope Franklin (Ep. 02, 2016)

In Black America presents a 2004 conversation with the late John Hope Franklin, distinguished scholar historian, professor, Presidential Medal of Honor recipient, and author of "From Slavery to Freedom."

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."

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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