U.S. Congress

A Tribute to Shirley A. Chisholm (Ep. 5, 2024)

On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a 1982 interview with the late Shirley A. Chisholm, a former Congresswoman from New York’s 12 Congressional District who in 1968 became the first African American woman elected to Congress, and, in 1972, the first major-party African American candidate for President of the United States.

John R. Lewis, pt. 2 (Ep. 13, 2022)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to the late U.S. Congressman and iconic Civil Rights leader and advocate, The Honorable John R. Lewis, with the conclusion of an interview conducted at the LBJ Library at the University of Texas at Austin. John Lewis died in July, 2020.

Shirley A. Chisholm (Ep. 52, 2021)

This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents a tribute to Shirley A. Chisholm, the late Congresswoman from New York’s 12th Congressional District, the first African America woman elected to Congress, a founding member of the Congressional Black Caucus, and the first major party African American candidate for President of the United States.

George T “Mickey” Leland (Ep. 39, 2015)

A 1981 conversation with the late Honorable George T. “Mickey” Leland, former U.S. Representative from Texas who died in a 1989 plane crash while on a humanitarian mission in Africa.