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

Four Who Have Made A Difference (Ep. 12, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a second look at four notable Achievers who have made significant contributions to African American life: John Wooten, Michel Martin, Ron Kirk, and the late Joyce Ann Brown.

Margot Lee Shetterly (Ep. 11, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Margot Lee Shetterly, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race.

A Tribute to Alex Haley (Ep. 10, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1988 interview with the late Alex Haley, the acclaimed writer best known for Roots: The Saga of an American Family and The Autobiography of Malcolm X.

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.

Nelson George (Ep. 8, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a discussion of Don Cornelius and Soul Train with Nelson George, filmmaker, producer, journalist, and author of The Hippest Trip In America: Soul Train and the Evolution of Culture and Style.

Judge Robert L. Wilkins (Ep. 7, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with The Honorable Robert L. Wilkins, of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit and author of Long Hard Road To Truth: The 100 Year Mission To Create The National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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.

A Tribute to the late Ruth Brown (Ep. 5, 2017)

In Black America host and producer John L. Hanson, Jr presents a 1998 conversation with the late Ruth Brown, the great Rhythm and Blues singer known as The Queen of R&B, who died in 2006.

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.

Rance Allen (Ep. 3, 2017)

In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with legendary Gospel recording artist Bishop Rance Allen, celebrating The Rance Allen Group's 40th year in the Gospel music industry and the release of their 25th album.

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