racial segregation

The 2024 Fritz Pollard Award (Ep. 20, 2024)

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents highlights from the The Fritz Pollard Alliance’s 19th annual Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Salute to Excellence Awards, featuring a discussion around the emergence of the Black quarterback in the NFL, with comments by James “Shack” Harris, Doug Williams, and Roger Goodell.

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 Alumni Award in his name. Smith was the first African American graduate of St. Marks.

John Lewis, pt. 1 (Ep. 43, 2020)

On this week’s program, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents Part One of a tribute to the late John Robert Lewis, Congressman from Georgia’s 5th Congressional District and Civil Rights pioneer and leader, who passed away July 17, 2020.

Judge Damon Keith with Peter J. Hammer (Ep. 34, 2019)

This week on In Black America, producer and host Joh L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Federal Judge Damon J. Keith, with Peter J. Hammer, Wayne State University Law professor and author of Crusader for Justice: Federal Judge Damon J. Keith.

Dr. Imani Perry, pt. 1 (Ep. 11, 2019)

On this week’s In Black America, John L. Hanson, Jr. begins a conversation with Dr. Imani Perry, the Hughes-Rogers professor of African American Studies at Princeton University and author of Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.

Ylanda Gault Caviness, pt. 2 (Ep. 28, 2015)

In Black America host John L. Hanson, Jr. concludes a conversation with Ylonda Gault Caviness, parenting journalist and editor, mother of three, and author of “Child, Please: How Mama’s Old-School Lessons Helped Me Check Myself Before I Wrecked Myself.”

Ylanda Gault Caviness, pt. 1 (Ep. 27, 2015)

In Black America host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Ylonda Gault Caviness, parenting journalist and editor, mother of three, and author of “Child, Please: How Mama’s Old-School Lessons Helped Me Check Myself Before I Wrecked Myself.”