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July 17, 2022

Tracie Hall (Ep. 33, 2022)

By: David Alvarez

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Tracie Hall, who in February 2020 became the first African American female Executive Director of the American Library Association, a 146-year-old institution dedicated to advancing library and information services, the profession of librarianship, and access to information for all.


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August 7, 2022

Dr. Toinette Gunn (Ep. 36, 2022)

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Toinette Gunn, Executive Director of Chicago Debates, an organization formed in 1995 to provide debate training in┬ápublic schools as an educational and cultural uplifting tool.

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July 31, 2022

Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams (Ep. 35, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams, stand-up comedian, actress, and author of Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat, the story of her journey from an impoverished childhood to her current success.

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July 24, 2022

Lee S. Smith (Ep. 34, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Lee S. Smith, former Associate Vice President for Legal Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, and Principal and founder of TravelerSmith Consulting, who was recently honored by St. Mark’s School of Texas with the establishment of a Distinguished […]

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