In Black America

In Black America

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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

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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A Tribute to Shirley Chisholm (Ep. 51, 2015)

IBA presents a tribute to the late Shirley Anita St. Hill Chisholm, former congresswoman from New York's 12th congressional district and the first African-American woman elected to Congress.

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Stuntwoman Angela Meryl (Ep. 50, 2015)

A conversation with Angela Meryl, stuntwoman, actor, and author of "Stunts: The How to Handbook – Secrets from an Award-Winning Hollywood Stunt Woman."

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Michel Martin Tells Us More (Ep. 49, 2015)

Michel Martin, host of NPR's weekend edition of "All Things Considered," discusses the Black Lives Matter movement, her personal and family history, plus what's next for her.

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Education with Dr. John B. Diamond (Ep. 48, 2015)

Dr. John B. Diamond, co-author of "Despite the Best Intentions: How Racial Inequality Thrives in Good Schools," shares his thoughts on race, class and education in society, now and in our country's past.

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The Path of Spencer Haywood (Ep. 47, 2015)

ABA and NBA legend Spencer Haywood talks about his successes and struggles in sports and courts, and his journey to reach the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Television history with Dr. Gayle Wald, Pt. 2 (Ep. 46, 2015)

The conclusion of our conversation with Dr. Gayle Wald, professor of English and American studies at George Washington University and author of "It's Been Beautiful: Soul! And Black Power Television."

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Television history with Dr. Gayle Wald, Pt. 1 (Ep. 45, 2015)

Dr. Gayle Wald, professor of English and American studies at George Washington University and author of "It's Been Beautiful: Soul! And Black Power Television," discusses television in the '60s, history, her life and work.

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The Honorable Ron Kirk, Pt. 1 (Ep. 40, 2015)

Part One of a conversation with the Honorable Ron Kirk, former Dallas Mayor, U.S. Trade Ambassador and Texas Secretary of State, and Senior of Counsel in the Dallas and Washington, D.C. offices of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher.

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George T "Mickey" Leland (Ep. 39, 2015)

A 1981 conversation with the late Honorable George T. "Mickey" Leland, former U.S. Representative from Texas who died in a 1989 plane crash while on a humanitarian mission in Africa.

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