The uncomfortable truth hidden in my DNA


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Hiram Johnson is a former policeman who decided to use his investigative skills on his own family. He grew up knowing nothing about this father’s ancestry. In his quest for answers, he uncovered a murder case and an incarceration in the notorious Parchman Farm prison that would change the course of his family’s future. Hiram's written a book about his journey called: Reason to Fight: A Search for Truth. This interview was first broadcast on 5th December 2019. Presenter: Emily Webb Producer: Maryam Maruf Picture: Hiram Johnson holding a photo of his father Credit: Courtesy of Hiram Johnson

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