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The Living Legacy

Before the civil rights movement, African Americans were largely barred from white-dominated institutions of higher education. And so black Americans, and their white supporters, founded their own schools, which came to be known as Historically Black Colleges and Universities. HBCU graduates helped launch the civil rights movement, built the black middle class, and staffed the pulpits of black churches and the halls of almost every black primary school before the 1960s. But after desegregation, some people began to ask whether HBCUs had outlived their purpose. Yet for the students who attend them, HBCUs still play a crucial -- and unique -- role. In this documentary, we hear first-person testimony from students about why they chose an HBCU; and we travel to an HBCU that’s in the process of reinventing itself wholesale.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.15

    The history of HBCUs in America

    Zach Hubert came out of slavery with an adage that he would pass on to his children, and his children's children, and their children down the line. "Get your education," he would always say to them when his family gathered together in later years. "It's the one thing they can't take away from you."
  • 08.20.15

    Lilian Spriggs: ‘When I look at HBCUs, I think of independence’

    Lilian Spriggs is an audio production major at Howard University, from Jackson, Mississippi. After graduation, she wants to work as an on-air personality at a radio station.
  • 08.20.15

    Lysious Ogolo: ‘I didn’t know what a historically black college was’

    Lysious Ogolo is an audio production major at Howard University. He's originally from Nigeria, and moved to the United States with his family in 2008 when he was 18 years old.
  • 08.20.15

    The reinvention of Paul Quinn College

    Paul Quinn College was a sorry sight when Michael Sorrell, the school's fifth president in as many years, drove onto the Dallas campus to see what he was dealing with. As Sorrell looked around campus, he had one thought. How do you save a school that everyone thinks is already dead?

American RadioWorks |
living-legacy

The Living Legacy

Before the civil rights movement, African Americans were largely barred from white-dominated institutions of higher education. And so black Americans, and their white supporters, founded their own schools, which came to be known as Historically Black Colleges and Universities. HBCU graduates helped launch the civil rights movement, built the black middle class, and staffed the pulpits of black churches and the halls of almost every black primary school before the 1960s. But after desegregation, some people began to ask whether HBCUs had outlived their purpose. Yet for the students who attend them, HBCUs still play a crucial -- and unique -- role. In this documentary, we hear first-person testimony from students about why they chose an HBCU; and we travel to an HBCU that’s in the process of reinventing itself wholesale.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.15

    The history of HBCUs in America

    Zach Hubert came out of slavery with an adage that he would pass on to his children, and his children's children, and their children down the line. "Get your education," he would always say to them when his family gathered together in later years. "It's the one thing they can't take away from you."
  • 08.20.15

    Lilian Spriggs: ‘When I look at HBCUs, I think of independence’

    Lilian Spriggs is an audio production major at Howard University, from Jackson, Mississippi. After graduation, she wants to work as an on-air personality at a radio station.
  • 08.20.15

    Lysious Ogolo: ‘I didn’t know what a historically black college was’

    Lysious Ogolo is an audio production major at Howard University. He's originally from Nigeria, and moved to the United States with his family in 2008 when he was 18 years old.
  • 08.20.15

    The reinvention of Paul Quinn College

    Paul Quinn College was a sorry sight when Michael Sorrell, the school's fifth president in as many years, drove onto the Dallas campus to see what he was dealing with. As Sorrell looked around campus, he had one thought. How do you save a school that everyone thinks is already dead?

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DINGELL, JOHN D, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 12
Total cost of trips - $20,807.18

Average cost per trip - $1,733.93
Total number of days spent traveling - 31 days
Rank of representative - 294 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - May 1, 2000 - May 2, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Westfield, NJ

Purpose - luncheon seminar
Notes -

Travel Cost - $440.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $10.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $450.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dates - May 30, 2000 - June 3, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - leadership policy conference
Notes - accompanied by wife Deborah Dingell -- meals included in lodging

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $2,501.60
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,501.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Walt Disney Company
Dates - January 10, 2001 - January 11, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Santa Ana, CA - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To speak in panel to Corporate Alliances Partner Summit
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,842.38
Lodging Cost - $402.50
Meal Cost - $50.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,294.88

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 16, 2001 - March 17, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - West Afton, IA

Purpose - Town hall meeting
Notes -

Travel Cost - $590.25
Lodging Cost - $66.00
Meal Cost - $44.51
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $700.76

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - National Association of Broadcasters
Dates - January 13, 2001 - January 14, 2001 (2 days)
Location(s) - Carlsbad, CA

Purpose - To address Board of Directors Winter Meeting in Carlsbad
Notes -

Travel Cost - $5,322.50
Lodging Cost - $341.34
Meal Cost - $90.07
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,753.91

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Safari Club International
Dates - January 11, 2001 - January 13, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Las Vegas, NV

Purpose - To meet with officials on Thursday and to speak at dinner on Friday
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $390.22
Meal Cost - $150.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $540.22

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
Dates - May 29, 2001 - June 2, 2001 (5 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Leadership Policy Conference
Notes - Spouse Debbie Dingell accompanied as invited participant. Meals included in lodging cost.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $365.95
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $365.95

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Connell Company
Dates - April 17, 2001 - April 17, 2001 (1 days)
Location(s) - Berkeley Heights, NJ

Purpose - To participate in seminar series
Notes -

Travel Cost - $80.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $3.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $83.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 9, 2001 - March 11, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - White Sulphur Springs, WV

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Retreat
Notes - Spouse Deborah Dingell accompanied. Meals included in lodging cost

Travel Cost - $252.00
Lodging Cost - $950.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,202.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Ford Motor Co.
Dates - June 13, 2003 - June 14, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - To visit Ford and its factory. Congress Delegation trip
Notes - Spouse Debbie Dingell accompanied

Travel Cost - $520.00
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $650.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - General Motors
Dates - July 17, 2004 - July 17, 2004 (1 days)
Location(s) - Detroit, MI

Purpose - Return to district for GM sponsored event in Shepherdstown at which Cong. Dingell spoke
Notes - Martinsburg, WV - Detroit, MI

Travel Cost - $666.10
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $86.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $752.10

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Detroit Chamber of Commerce
Dates - June 2, 2005 - June 4, 2005 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Leadership policy conference
Notes - Detroit - Mackinaw - Detroit Debbie Dingell - invited participant Including spouse

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $1,512.76
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,512.76

Additional family members - Yes

American RadioWorks |
living-legacy

The Living Legacy

Before the civil rights movement, African Americans were largely barred from white-dominated institutions of higher education. And so black Americans, and their white supporters, founded their own schools, which came to be known as Historically Black Colleges and Universities. HBCU graduates helped launch the civil rights movement, built the black middle class, and staffed the pulpits of black churches and the halls of almost every black primary school before the 1960s. But after desegregation, some people began to ask whether HBCUs had outlived their purpose. Yet for the students who attend them, HBCUs still play a crucial -- and unique -- role. In this documentary, we hear first-person testimony from students about why they chose an HBCU; and we travel to an HBCU that’s in the process of reinventing itself wholesale.

Recent Posts

  • 08.20.15

    The history of HBCUs in America

    Zach Hubert came out of slavery with an adage that he would pass on to his children, and his children's children, and their children down the line. "Get your education," he would always say to them when his family gathered together in later years. "It's the one thing they can't take away from you."
  • 08.20.15

    Lilian Spriggs: ‘When I look at HBCUs, I think of independence’

    Lilian Spriggs is an audio production major at Howard University, from Jackson, Mississippi. After graduation, she wants to work as an on-air personality at a radio station.
  • 08.20.15

    Lysious Ogolo: ‘I didn’t know what a historically black college was’

    Lysious Ogolo is an audio production major at Howard University. He's originally from Nigeria, and moved to the United States with his family in 2008 when he was 18 years old.
  • 08.20.15

    The reinvention of Paul Quinn College

    Paul Quinn College was a sorry sight when Michael Sorrell, the school's fifth president in as many years, drove onto the Dallas campus to see what he was dealing with. As Sorrell looked around campus, he had one thought. How do you save a school that everyone thinks is already dead?