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John L. Hanson

December 4, 2022

Dr. Tommie Smith, pt. 2 (Ep. 1, 2023)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes his conversation with Olympian and Civil Rights activist Tommie Smith, co-author of Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist For Justice, discussing Dr. Smith’s athletic and academic career before and after Smith and John Carlos’s iconic protest at the 1968 Olympic Games.

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November 28, 2022

Dr. Tommie Smith (Ep. 52, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Tommie Smith, Olympic Champion, civil rights activist, and author of Victory. Stand! Raising My Fist for Justice, discussing the events preceding and following the historic silent protest by Dr. Smith and teammate John Carlos on the medal stand at […]

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November 20, 2022

Bernard Shaw (Ep. 51, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Bernard Shaw, a pioneering African American journalist and television news correspondent who anchored programs on CNN for two decades until his retirement in 2001. Shaw died in September 2022 at the age of 82.

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For 50 years, “In Black America” has featured weekly interviews with some of the most influential African American voices of our time discussing education, economics, social issues, sports, families, culture, literature and politics.

In 2019, the program received a recordings-at-risk grant to digitize hundreds of old reels containing shows going back to the early 1980s. We don’t yet have these ready for the podcast, but you can listen to them on the American Archive of Public Broadcasting website.

John L. Hanson

In this interview, Hanson reflects on 40+ years of hosting IBA.

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