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Produced at KUT, In Black America is a long-running, nationally syndicated program dedicated to all facets of the African American experience. John Hanson profiles a diverse selection of current and historically significant figures whose stories help illuminate life in Black America. Guests include civil rights leaders, educators, artists, athletes and writers describing their experiences, achievements and work in chronicling and advancing the quality of African American life.

In Black America KUT & KUTX Studios, John L. Hanson

    • Society & Culture
    • 3.0 • 273 Ratings

Produced at KUT, In Black America is a long-running, nationally syndicated program dedicated to all facets of the African American experience. John Hanson profiles a diverse selection of current and historically significant figures whose stories help illuminate life in Black America. Guests include civil rights leaders, educators, artists, athletes and writers describing their experiences, achievements and work in chronicling and advancing the quality of African American life.

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

    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.

    • 29 min
    Dr. Toinette Gunn (Ep. 36, 2022)

    Dr. Toinette Gunn (Ep. 36, 2022)

    On this week’s In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Dr. Toinette Gunn, Executive Director of Chicago Debates, an organization formed in 1995 to provide debate training in public schools as an educational and cultural uplifting tool.

    • 29 min
    Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams (Ep. 35, 2022)

    Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams (Ep. 35, 2022)

    This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Patricia “Ms. Pat” Williams, stand-up comedian, actress, and author of Rabbit: The Autobiography of Ms. Pat, the story of her journey from an impoverished childhood to her current success.

    • 29 min
    Lee S. Smith (Ep. 34, 2022)

    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 […]

    • 29 min
    Tracie Hall (Ep. 33, 2022)

    Tracie Hall (Ep. 33, 2022)

    This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Tracie Hall, who in February 2020 became the first African American female Executive Director of the American Library Association, a 146-year-old institution dedicated to advancing library and information services, the profession of librarianship, and access to information for all.

    • 29 min
    Cheryl Toussaint (Ep. 32, 2022)

    Cheryl Toussaint (Ep. 32, 2022)

    This week on In Black America, producer and host John L. Hanson, Jr. speaks with Cheryl Toussaint, an Olympic Silver medalist and Director of the Colgate Women’s Games, the nation’s longest-running track and field series for girls and young women, which has served as a training ground for 29 Olympians.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

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273 Ratings

273 Ratings

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A great podcast in an interview format. Highlights research/publications that have their lens focused on the experience of Black America (education, social justice, stereotyping, inequality, and the like). It is one of my new favorite podcasts. I am proud of NPR and my alma mater, UT-Austin, for this podcast.

Bjsom ,

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Your work is necessary. Thank you!!!

B Pearson ,

Informative

Very good interviews

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