Jonathan Lee Iverson is on the mic! Ringling Brother and Barnum & Bailey’s youngest, first New Yorker, and first African American ringmaster joins the podcast today to wax philosophic on raising children, singers as athletes, and the evolution of the circus industry.

Find out more:

Jonathan Lee Iverson

Website: https://www.bigtopvoice.com/

Instagram: @lastringmaster

Steve Smith- episode 24

Harlem Boys Choir – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boys_Choir_of_Harlem

John Howard Griffin (journalist, author of Black Like Me)

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/black-like-me-50-years-later-74543463/

Markus Garvey (political activist)

https://www.history.com/topics/black-history/marcus-garvey

Elijah Mohammad (NOI leader)

https://www.noi.org/honorable-elijah-muhammad/

John Henrik Clarke (professor- creator of African studies in US university system)

https://www.zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/john-henrik-clarke-born/

Dr. Francis Cress Welsing (psychiatrist)

https://aalbc.com/authors/author.php?author_name=Frances+Cress+Welsing

Molefi Kete Asante (philosopher)

http://www.asante.net/biography/

James Welden Johnson (lawyer and poet)

https://www.naacp.org/naacp-history-james-weldon-johnson/

W.E.B. Du Bois (sociologist)

https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/dubois/ 


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