The Civil Rights Movement

The Late John Hope Franklin (Ep. 16, 2023)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late John Hope Franklin, the distinguished attorney and legal scholar and professor who helped prepare the Supreme Court case for Brown v. Board of Education and later became Professor of Legal History at Duke University Law School. Dr. Franklin died in 2009.

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.

Phil Allen, Jr. (Ep. 6, 2023)

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. discusses the historical role of photography in the quest for racial justice with Phil Allen, Jr., filmmaker, justice advocate, and author of The Prophetic Lens: The Camera and Black Moral Agency from MLK to Darnella Frazier.

A Tribute to Dick Gregory, pt. 2 (Ep. 38. 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents the conclusion of an interview from 2000 with pioneering comedian, civil rights activist, social critic and writer DICK GREGORY, who passed away August 19, 2017, at the age of 84.

A Tribute to Dick Gregory, pt. 1 (Ep 37, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents an interview from 2000 with pioneering comedian, civil rights activist, social critic and writer DICK GREGORY, who passed away August 19, 2017, at the age of 84.

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.

Lena Horne (Ep. 10, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late Lena Horne, the legendary dancer, actress, singer and Civil Rights activist whose career spanned over 70 years, who died in  2010.

Matt Dobkin (Ep. 16, 2021)

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 2005 conversation with Matt Dobkin, author of I Never Loved A Man The Way I Loved You, Aretha Franklin: Respect, And The Making Of A Soul Masterpiece.