This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Tyrone McKinley Freeman, Assistant Professor of Philanthropic Studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, whose book, Madam C.J. Walker’s Gospel of Giving: Black Women’s Philanthropy During Jim Crow examines African American women’s history of charitable giving and activism.
This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Mitch Landrieu, best selling author, speaker and attorney who was Mayor of New Orleans from 2010 to 2018. He discusses a report on race and class he authored, titled Divided by Design: Findings from the American South.
Back to school: it’s not just kids returning to campus, but armed employees. We’ll take you behind the scenes of the effort to train and arm in-school defenders against future shootings. Also, talking machines: San Antonio researchers using machine learning to help Texans who stutter. And an historic road trip with the Green Book as a guide. Texas monthly’s barbecue editor on the search for cue in the Jim Crow south. Also the cub reporter in Houston who saved lives during a hurricane by changing how we see those storms on TV. Heard of him? All those stories and more today on the Texas Standard:
Producer and host John L. Hanson discusses the group of dedicated female mathematicians known as “Human Computers” with Margot Lee Sheerly, author of Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.
In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with J. Paul Montgomery, author of Mama’s Black Child: A Veteran’s Memoir, a compelling story of growing up under Jim Crow and working to provide positive role models for African American youth.
In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 2004 interview with the late Dr. John Hope Franklin, a distinguished professor of legal history who helped prepare the case for Brown v. Board of Education and marched with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and died in 2009.
The media circus has moved on…but family members have not. A conversation with Sandra Bland’s sister today on the Texas Standard. The numbers on incarcerated African American Women don’t add up…we’ll talk about what one Texas newspaper editor calls the New Jane Crow. 5 million dollars: the reward the US is offering for the capture of a drug kingpin: if you want it, you’re really gonna have to work for it. We’ll tell you why. Plus the missing statue of Stevie Ray Vaughan. Why super fans from Steve Miller to Eric Clapton are trying to help a Texas city honor its own. Those stories the week in politics and more today on the Texas Standard.