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BROWN, HENRY E JR, Republican Party
South Carolina

Total number of trips - 5
Total cost of trips - $4,212.00

Average cost per trip - $842.40
Total number of days spent traveling - 23 days
Rank of representative - 515 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Heritage Foundation
Dates - January 28, 2002 - January 29, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Baltimore, MD

Purpose - educational
Notes - spouse Billye Brown

Travel Cost - $144.00
Lodging Cost - $149.00
Meal Cost - $292.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $585.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
Dates - April 29, 2004 - May 2, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Myrtle Beach, SC

Purpose - to examine the need to Myrtle Beach, SC to get interstate access and other transportation needs.
Notes - spouse, Billye Brown

Travel Cost - $985.00
Lodging Cost - $195.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,430.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - African Wildlife Foundation
Dates - June 26, 2004 - July 6, 2004 (11 days)
Location(s) - Tanzania

Purpose - Study of conservation in Tanzania
Notes - DC - Tanzania - DC. No dollar amounts listed.spouse - Winifred "Billye" Brown

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost -

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Faith & Politics Institute
Dates - January 7, 2005 - January 9, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Charleston, SC

Purpose - Bipartisan Spiritual Retreat
Notes - Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $500.00
Meal Cost - $225.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $725.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - South Carolina Maritime Heritage Foundation
Dates - May 20, 2005 - May 22, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Bermuda

Purpose - To promote the Charleston to Bermuda Yacht Race and partnership with Bermuda Dept. of Tourism and present awards to race winners
Notes - Washington, DC - Bermuda - Charleston Including spouse Personal expense: 5/20, 5/22

Travel Cost - $1,472.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,472.00

Additional family members - Yes

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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

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  • 01.22.15

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