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August 4, 2019

Leon Robinson (Ep. 35, 2019)

By: John L. Hanson

This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson presents a conversation with actor, singer-songwriter and film producer Leon Robinson, known for his portrayals of David Ruffin and Little Richard, and as leader of reggae-soul band Leon and The Peoples.


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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,┬ádiscussing 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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