In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Mary Frances Berry, educator, civil rights advocate, and author of History Teaches Us To Resist: How Progressive Movements Have Succeeded In Challenging Times.
This week, In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Joseph Rosenbloom, author of Redemption: Martin Luther King’s Last 31 Hours, about the events and circumstances that led to Dr. King’s assassination in Memphis on April 4, 1968.
In Black America producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. presents an interview from 2000 with pioneering comedian, social critic, civil rights activist, author and wellness guru Dick Gregory, who passed away August, 19, 2017, at the age of 84.
1968 was one of the most impactful years in American history; the United States was in the middle of the Vietnam War, Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert Kennedy were each assassinated, and the Apollo 8 mission was launched and completed successfully. The Bullock Texas State History Museum has an exhibit that presents all the significant developments throughout the year in a month-by-month display. In this episode, Rebecca McInroy invites Kate Betts, Margaret Cook, Nancy Baker Jones, and Jean Heath to discuss this exhibit and review the year in depth.