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John L. Hanson

December 5, 2021

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (Ep. 1, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1998 interview with the late Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, the renowned and distinguished stage and film actors who were also influential civil rights activists.

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November 28, 2021

Shirley A. Chisholm (Ep. 52, 2021)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to Shirley A. Chisholm, the late Congresswoman from New York's 12th Congressional District, the first African America woman elected to Congress, a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and the first major party African American candidate for President of the United States.

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November 21, 2021

Dr. Kate Clifford Larson (Ep. 51, 2021)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Kate Clifford Larson, award-winning historian, consultant and Harriet Tubman scholar, and author of Walk With Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer.

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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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