John L. Hanson Jr. http://kut.org en In Black America Podcast: Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement: Views from the Front Line – Part I http://kut.org/post/black-america-podcast-heroes-civil-rights-movement-views-front-line-part-i <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents highlights of the <a href="http://www.civilrightssummit.org">Civil Rights Summit marking the 50<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964</a>.&nbsp; Featured on today’s program are three civil rights legends that looked back at the movement they helped to forge, and how it continues to resonate in America today, while exploring the civil rights issues of the 21st century.</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:08:34 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10826 at http://kut.org In Black America Podcast: Heroes of the Civil Rights Movement: Views from the Front Line – Part I In Black America Podcast: Angela Burt-Murray of CocoaFab.com http://kut.org/post/black-america-podcast-angela-burt-murray-cocoafabcom <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. speaks with Angela Burt-Murray editorial director of </span><a href="http://www.cocoamediagroup.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Cocoa Media Group</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a new digital media company that launched </span><a href="http://cocoafab.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">CocoaFab.com</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://cocoafab.com/cocoafab-tv/" style="line-height: 1.5;">CocoaFab.TV</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to feature entertainment, style and original web series for young women of color.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Prior to launching CMG, she was the editor-in-chief of <a href="http://www.essence.com/">ESSENCE magazine</a>, where she oversaw the editorial direction for ESSENCE magazine –the premier lifestyle, news, fashion and beauty magazine for African-American women – as well as Essence.com.</p><p></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158595001&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 02:44:12 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10776 at http://kut.org In Black America Podcast: Angela Burt-Murray of CocoaFab.com In Black America Podcast: 'Defining The Struggle' http://kut.org/post/black-america-podcast-defining-struggle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Susan D. Carle, professor at <a href="http://www.wcl.american.edu">American University Washington College of Law</a> and author of ‘Defining The Struggle: National Organizing For Racial Justice 1880 to 1915.’</p> Mon, 07 Jul 2014 00:51:17 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10740 at http://kut.org In Black America Podcast: 'Defining The Struggle' Remembering William F. 'Bill' Williams http://kut.org/post/remembering-william-f-bill-williams <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. speaks with the late William F. “Bill” Williams, former president and co-founder of </span><a href="http://www.gloryfoods.com/home" style="line-height: 1.5;">Glory Foods, Inc</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>In 1992, Glory Foods officially launched its line of pre-seasoned canned vegetables with Columbus, Ohio as its test market. Their initial product line of 17 items focused on greens, peas and beans. During the past twenty-two years, Glory has been able to expand its line to offer 85 products, including seasoned canned greens, bagged fresh greens and other vegetables, low sodium products, hot sauces, seasoned cooking bases, and corn bread and muffins. Glory Foods is now available at grocery stores nationwide.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/156696348&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:20:30 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10706 at http://kut.org Remembering William F. 'Bill' Williams In Black America Podcast: 'The Jones Men' with Vern E. Smith http://kut.org/post/black-america-podcast-jones-men-vern-e-smith <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. speaks with Vern E. Smith, author of ‘The Jones Men.’</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When Smith suggested to his editors at </span><a href="http://www.newsweek.com"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Newsweek Magazine</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that they take a look at the devastating impact of heroin on Detroit’s urban landscape back in the early </span>70s<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, he knew it was a subject that would draw attention. But what he could not have fathomed that he would turn the essence of his reporting into a novel, '</span><a href="http://www.amazon.com/The-Jones-School-Books-Series/dp/0393317072" style="line-height: 1.5;">The Jones Men</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">,' or that sometime after that a determined producer–and Detroit native </span>Woodie<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> King </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. – would convince him to write a screenplay based on the book.&nbsp;</span><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/155580426&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 01:08:48 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10653 at http://kut.org In Black America Podcast: 'The Jones Men' with Vern E. Smith In Black America Podcast: The Life and Legacy of Robert C. Maynard http://kut.org/post/black-america-podcast-life-and-legacy-robert-c-maynard <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with the late Robert C. Maynard, journalist, newspaper publisher, editor and former owner of the <a href="http://www.insidebayarea.com">Oakland (CA) Tribune</a> newspaper.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Maynard was a charismatic leader who changed the face of American journalism, built a four-decade career on the cornerstones of editorial integrity, community involvement, improved education and the importance of the family.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">He was the co-founder of the <a href="http://mije.org">Institute for Journalism Education</a></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to expanding opportunities for minority journalists at the nation's newspapers. &nbsp;</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/154549865&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 02:33:24 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10609 at http://kut.org In Black America Podcast: The Life and Legacy of Robert C. Maynard In Black America Podcast: Dr. Bobby Jones - Rejoice With Me! http://kut.org/post/black-america-podcast-dr-bobby-jones-rejoice-me <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. speaks with Gospel Recording artist, radio and TV host, Dr. Bobby Jones. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">No one has spent more years on cable TV than BET’s Dr. Bobby Jones who has hosted “</span><a href="http://www.bet.com/shows/bobby-jones-gospel.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Bobby Jones Gospel</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">” for thirty-four years. During those years, his show has spotlighted artists as diverse as country stars Loretta Lynn and Barbara </span>Mandrell<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> to R&amp;B icons such as Patti </span>LaBelle<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and The Whispers. In between, Jones has also hosted the biggest names in gospel music from Kirk Franklin and Mary Mary to Yolanda Adams and </span>Tamela<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Mann.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="0" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/153433675&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 08 Jun 2014 19:13:42 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10559 at http://kut.org In Black America Podcast: Dr. Bobby Jones - Rejoice With Me! The LBJ Civil Rights Summit: Sports and Race: Leveling the Playing Field http://kut.org/post/lbj-civil-rights-summit-sports-and-race-leveling-playing-field <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. presents highlights of the LBJ Civil Rights Summit, held this past spring at the LBJ Presidential Library on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. Featured on today’s program are Hall of Famers <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Brown">Jim Brown</a> and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Russell">Bill Russell</a>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In April 2014, the </span>LBJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Presidential Library on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin hosted a <a href="http://www.civilrightssummit.org">Civil Rights Summit</a> to mark the </span>50<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The summit featured three former presidents and President Obama. It also looked back at the civil rights movement of the 1960’s and looked forward at the civil rights issues still facing America and the world.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">President Johnson began his quest for a more just and honorable America with the passage of the </span><a href="http://www.nps.gov/subjects/civilrights/1964-civil-rights-act.htm" style="line-height: 1.5;">Civil Rights Act of 1964</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the most transformational civil rights legislation since Reconstruction and a crucial step in the realization of America’s promise.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/152365447&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true&amp;show_comments=true&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 23:28:26 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10524 at http://kut.org The LBJ Civil Rights Summit: Sports and Race: Leveling the Playing Field The LBJ Civil Rights Summit: Music and Social Consciousness http://kut.org/post/lbj-civil-rights-summit-music-and-social-consciousness <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson&nbsp;Jr. presents highlights of the&nbsp;LBJ&nbsp;Civil Rights Summit, held this past spring at the&nbsp;LBJ&nbsp;Presidential Library on the campus of The University of Texas at Austin. Featured on today’s program are&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.rodneyellis.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis&nbsp;</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and Grammy Award-winner&nbsp;</span><a href="http://mavisstaples.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Mavis Staples</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This past April, the&nbsp;</span>LBJ<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Presidential Library on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin hosted a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.civilrightssummit.org">Civil Rights Summit</a>&nbsp;to mark the&nbsp;</span>50<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The summit featured three former presidents and President Obama. It also looked back at the civil rights movement of the&nbsp;1960s&nbsp;and looked forward at the civil rights issues still facing America and the world.<iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/151256415&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span></p><p> Sun, 25 May 2014 21:55:41 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10491 at http://kut.org The LBJ Civil Rights Summit: Music and Social Consciousness Interview: 'Careeranista: The Woman's Guide to Success After College' http://kut.org/post/interview-careeranista-womans-guide-success-after-college <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Chaz Pitts-Kyser, Founder and Managing Editor of&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">and author of </span>Careeranista<span style="line-height: 1.5;">: The Woman’s Guide to Success After College.&nbsp;</span></p> Sun, 18 May 2014 20:47:18 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10439 at http://kut.org Interview: 'Careeranista: The Woman's Guide to Success After College' Interview: 'No One Left To Hate' Author Cleveland Pimpton http://kut.org/post/interview-no-one-left-hate-author-cleveland-pimpton <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson&nbsp;</span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. speaks with Cleveland&nbsp;</span>Pimpton<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, author of "No One Left To Hate."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Can someone you've never met have an impact on your life? The answer is simply yes. This is the story of two men who share the same first name, but because of fate intervening they never meet. Separated by war and a generation apart, they both do their part to save the lives of their friends and brother in arms.</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span frameborder="no" height="166" iframe="" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149150681&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" style="line-height: 1.5;" width="100%">The spirit of one seems to live in the other. Shirley, the true love of one Malcolm and the mother of the other is the conduit that connects them. Journey with us through these pages and see how God can take the tragedies in their lives and turn them into second chances at love and life.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/149150681&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 12 May 2014 14:05:14 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10397 at http://kut.org Interview: 'No One Left To Hate' Author Cleveland Pimpton Black Stats: How African-Americans Measure Up in the 21st Century, Part II http://kut.org/post/black-stats-how-african-americans-measure-21st-century-part-ii <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Dr. Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. Co-founder/President of <a href="http://blackwomensjustice.org">The National Black Women’s Justice Institute</a>, and author of "Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century."</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/145860667&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 03:05:52 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10260 at http://kut.org Black Stats: How African-Americans Measure Up in the 21st Century, Part II Black Stats: How African-Americans Measure Up in the 21st Century http://kut.org/post/black-stats-how-african-americans-measure-21st-century <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Dr. Monique W. Morris, Ed.D. Co-Founder/President of <a href="http://blackwomensjustice.org">The National Black Women’s Justice Institute</a>, and author of "Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century."</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Black Stats"&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">is a comprehensive guide filled with contemporary facts and figures on African Americans.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/144560643&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 13 Apr 2014 22:42:35 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10206 at http://kut.org Black Stats: How African-Americans Measure Up in the 21st Century University of Pennsylvania Study Find Racial Differences in Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease http://kut.org/post/university-pennsylvania-study-find-racial-differences-treatment-parkinson-s-disease <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. speaks with Dr. Allison Willis, assistant professor of neurology and epidemiology at the </span><a href="http://www.med.upenn.edu" style="line-height: 1.5;">University of Pennsylvania</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In her study Dr. Willis finds that African Americans with Parkinson’s disease are less likely than Whites with the disease to receive deep brain stimulation surgery to reduce tremors. Parkinson’s disease affects more than 2 million Americans. Deep brain stimulation surgery has been shown to be effective but involves extensive pre-operative testing and may include costs not covered by many insurance plans, including Medicare.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/143406777&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 06 Apr 2014 20:10:44 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10127 at http://kut.org University of Pennsylvania Study Find Racial Differences in Treatment for Parkinson’s Disease Interview: Dr. Quincy T. Mills on Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America http://kut.org/post/interview-dr-quincy-t-mills-black-barbers-and-barber-shops-america <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson </span>Jr<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. speaks with Dr. Quincy T. Mills, Associate Professor of History at </span><a href="http://africanastudies.vassar.edu/bios/qumills.html" style="line-height: 1.5;">Vassar College</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and author of "Cutting Along the Color Line
: Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America."</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Today, black-owned barber shops play a central role in African American public life. The intimacy of commercial grooming encourages both confidentiality and camaraderie, which make the barber shop an important gathering place for African American men to talk freely.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/142252766&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Sun, 30 Mar 2014 23:33:59 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 10061 at http://kut.org Interview: Dr. Quincy T. Mills on Black Barbers and Barber Shops in America Diversity Training and Management Development http://kut.org/post/diversity-training-and-management-development <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Joann Tolbert-Yancy, President &amp; CEO of <a href="http://www.joanntolbertyancy.com">Jotoski Human Resource Consulting Firm</a> based in Dallas, TX. Her consulting firm specializes in employment law compliance, EEO litigation support, diversity training, and management/employee development.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tolbert-Yancy</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has spent over 36 years as a human resource professional for major corporations and government agencies. She has always incorporated positive suggestions and applications to encourage people to better themselves and inspire others. Her personal experiences and philosophies have helped many create their own road map for success.</span></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/138796332&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 01:50:58 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9925 at http://kut.org Diversity Training and Management Development SRB Communications: Growing a Successful Media Company [Part II] http://kut.org/post/srb-communications-growing-successful-media-company-part-ii <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Sheila Brooks, founder, president and CEO 
of&nbsp;<a href="http://srbcommunications.com/">SRB Communications</a>. Brooks is an&nbsp;Emmy Award-winning&nbsp;journalist, entrepreneur and dedicated advocate for minority and women’s issues and small businesses.</p><p>SRB Communications&nbsp;is a full-service strategic communications agency and post-production facility located Washington, D.C. The company helps clients develop their brand, positioning and strategies in creative campaigns through integrated media formats in broadcast, print and multimedia. Brooks is an expert in entrepreneurial education and minority business issues.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/137689955&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:52:04 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9881 at http://kut.org SRB Communications: Growing a Successful Media Company [Part II] SRB Communications: Growing a Successful Media Company http://kut.org/post/srb-communications-growing-successful-media-company <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with Sheila Brooks, founder, president and CEO 
of&nbsp;<a href="http://srbcommunications.com/">SRB Communications</a>. Brooks is an&nbsp;Emmy Award-winning&nbsp;journalist, entrepreneur and dedicated advocate for minority and women’s issues and small businesses.</p><p>SRB Communications&nbsp;is a full-service strategic communications agency and post-production facility located Washington, D.C. The company helps clients develop their brand, positioning and strategies in creative campaigns through integrated media formats in broadcast, print and multimedia. Brooks is an expert in entrepreneurial education and minority business issues.&nbsp;</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/136493666&amp;color=ff5500&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 15:14:40 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9835 at http://kut.org SRB Communications: Growing a Successful Media Company Four Who Made A Difference http://kut.org/post/four-who-made-difference <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with the Dr. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:13:37 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9793 at http://kut.org Four Who Made A Difference Roots: The Saga of an American Family http://kut.org/post/roots-saga-american-family <p>On this edition of In Black America, producer/host John L. Hanson Jr. speaks with the late Alexander Murray Palmer Haley. Haley’s quest to learn more about his family history resulted in his writing the Pulitzer Prize-winning book "<a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roots:_The_Saga_of_an_American_Family">Roots: The Sage of an American Family</a>."</p><p>The book has been published in 37 languages, and was made into the first week-long television miniseries, viewed by an estimated 130 million people. "Roots" also generated widespread interest in genealogy.</p> Sun, 09 Feb 2014 20:47:56 +0000 John L. Hanson Jr. 9744 at http://kut.org Roots: The Saga of an American Family