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Brown Lecture: April Ryan, The Presidency in Black and White

Brown Lecture: April Ryan, The Presidency in Black and White

April Ryan, White House correspondent for American Urban Radio Networks (AURN), gives readers a factual and compelling behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of race relations as it relates to the White House. Ryan interviewed important figures who have been involved in race relations, have been advisors to the White House, or have covered the White House. These include President Obama, President Bill Clinton, Laura Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Rev. T.D. Jakes, Stevie Wonder, and many more.

As AURN’s White House correspondent, April Ryan is the only black female reporter covering urban issues from the White House, a position she has held since 1997. She hosts the daily feature, The White House Report, which is broadcast to AURN’s nearly 475 affiliated stations nationwide. Ryan grew up in and still resides in Baltimore.

The Brown Lecture Series is sponsored by a generous gift from the Eddie C. and C. Sylvia Brown Foundation.

Recorded On: Thursday, February 5, 2015