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A Conversation With Dr. Benjamin Nero


On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Dr. Benjamin Nero, author of That’s The Way It Was: A Memoir. Dr. Nero was the first African-American to graduate from the University of Kentucky’s College of Dentistry and the first African-American intern resident at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

Nero talks about growing up in Greenwood, Miss., becoming a dentist, and how tradition, loyalty, love and hard work shaped the man he became.