Summit On Race In America

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with the Honorable Andrew J. Young, former UN ambassador, Georgia congressman and mayor of Atlanta. In the 1960s, Young helped change the country as a leader in the civil rights movement.

Young talks about growing up in segregated New Orleans, his passion and commitment to social justice, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr, his foundation and elected politics. 

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Abdul "Duke" Fakir, founding member of The Four Tops, and Mary Wilson, best-selling author, former U.S. cultural ambassador and founding member of The Supremes.

They  talk about growing up in Detroit, forming their singing groups, signing with Motown Records, and why their music is just as popular today as it was when they first recorded it.

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Claudette Annette Robinson, founding member of the Motown recording group Smokey Robinson and the Miracles. Robinson was the first female artist signed to the Tamla/Motown label.

Robinson talks about growing up in Detroit, forming Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, the legacy of Motown Records, and why their music has stood the test of time.

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents highlights of the Summit on Race in America: Liberty and Justice for All, held last spring at the LBJ Presidential Library at UT Austin.

Featured on the program is a speech given by Vernon E. Jordan, civil rights icon,  former president and CEO of the National Urban League and former executive director of the United Negro College Fund. 

  On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents highlights of the Summit On Race In America: Liberty and Justice for All, held last spring at the LBJ Presidential Library at UT Austin.

Featured on the program is a conversation with Valerie Jarrett, former senior adviser to President Barack Obama. 

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents highlights of the Summit On Race In America: Liberty and Justice for All

Today's show concludes highlights of a discussion with songwriters James ‘Jimmy Jam' Harris III, Shemekia Copeland, and Wyclef Jean from the event, held last spring at the LBJ Presidential Library at UT Austin.

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents highlights of the Summit On Race In America: Liberty and Justice for All.

On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents highlights of the Summit On Race In America: Liberty and Justice for All, held last spring at the LBJ Presidential Library at UT Austin.

Featured on the program are two civil rights legends: Dolores Huerta, founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and the Honorable Andrew Young, former U.N. ambassador, congressman and mayor of Atlanta.