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December 4, 2022

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

By: John L. Hanson

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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January 30, 2023

Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee (Ep. 9, 2023)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee, legendary actors whose careers in theatre, films, and Civil Rights activism spanned seven decades, with an interview recorded in 1998 upon the publication of their dual autobiography, In This Life Together.

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January 22, 2023

Ron Simons (Ep. 8, 2023)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with actor and producer Ron Simons, a four-time Tony Award winner and founder and CEO of SimonSays Entertainment, a production company that has been a pioneering force in bringing diversity to the Broadway stage.

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January 15, 2023

Remembering Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (Ep. 7. 2023)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the life and legacy of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,  on the ninety-fourth anniversary of his birth, with excerpts from Dr. King’s addresses and commentary from Andrew Young, the late Coretta Scott King, and former […]

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