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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.

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  • 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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JOHN, CHRIS, Democratic Party
Louisiana

Total number of trips - 14
Total cost of trips - $40,745.91

Average cost per trip - $2,910.42
Total number of days spent traveling - 49 days
Rank of representative - 161 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Lake Charles Memorial Hospital
Dates - November 9, 2000 - November 12, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Austin, TX

Purpose - speech and participation in Annual leadership retreat
Notes - spouse-Payton John

Travel Cost - $1,081.00
Lodging Cost - $1,081.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,962.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 28, 2000 - April 30, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - spring retreat
Notes - spouse-Payton John

Travel Cost - $135.00
Lodging Cost - $420.00
Meal Cost - $130.00
Other Cost - $50.00
Total Cost - $735.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Indigo Institute
Dates - March 31, 2000 - April 3, 2000 (4 days)
Location(s) - Palm Springs, CA

Purpose - speaker-policy conference
Notes - spouse-Payton John

Travel Cost - $4,977.00
Lodging Cost - $2,120.00
Meal Cost - $500.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,597.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 21, 2000 - May 22, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Poughkeepsie, NY

Purpose - Hyde Park Conference
Notes -

Travel Cost - $385.00
Lodging Cost - $82.00
Meal Cost - $84.00
Other Cost - $13.00
Total Cost - $564.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 28, 2000 - January 29, 2000 (2 days)
Location(s) - Queenstown, MD

Purpose - Ag Committee retreat
Notes - spouse-Payton John

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $140.00
Meal Cost - $250.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $390.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Beer Institute
Dates - November 20, 2000 - November 22, 2000 (3 days)
Location(s) - Orlando, FL

Purpose - speaker and participant at membership meeting
Notes - spouse-Payton John, photocopied page; meal expenses included in lodging. [assumed destination]

Travel Cost - $900.00
Lodging Cost - $1,450.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $35.00
Total Cost - $2,385.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - May 10, 2001 - May 13, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Key Largo, FL

Purpose - 2001 Spring Retreat
Notes - Spouse Payton John, other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $209.50
Lodging Cost - $1,010.00
Meal Cost - $680.00
Other Cost - $302.00
Total Cost - $2,201.50

Additional family members - Yes


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

Purpose -
Notes - Spouse Payton John, meals incl with lodging

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

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - April 25, 2002 - April 28, 2002 (4 days)
Location(s) - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - DLC spring retreat
Notes - accompanied by spouse Payton John. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $552.50
Lodging Cost - $829.20
Meal Cost - $488.50
Other Cost - $165.41
Total Cost - $2,035.61

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 8, 2002 - March 10, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - GA

Purpose - Not specified
Notes -

Travel Cost - $1,023.50
Lodging Cost - $1,300.00
Meal Cost - $400.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,723.50

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation
Dates - March 23, 2003 - March 25, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Cabin Bluff, GA

Purpose - Address Congressional Sportsmen's Foundation Summit
Notes - Meals included in lodgings

Travel Cost - $1,191.00
Lodging Cost - $1,666.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,857.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - American Israel Education Foundation
Dates - August 2, 2003 - August 10, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Israel

Purpose - Education mission
Notes - Spouse Payton John accompanied

Travel Cost - $7,710.96
Lodging Cost - $2,571.40
Meal Cost - $754.50
Other Cost - $817.40
Total Cost - $11,854.26

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - I-49 International Coalition
Dates - October 23, 2003 - October 24, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Kansas City, MO - Joplin, MO - Fort Smith, AR - Shreveport, LA - Doddridge, AR - Lafayette, LA - New Orleans, LA

Purpose - Traveled route of I-49
Notes - I-49 International Coalition, not I-94 - assume this is an error.

Travel Cost - $950.05
Lodging Cost - $185.00
Meal Cost - $110.39
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,245.44

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 14, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Democratic Leadership Council Retreat
Notes - Spouse Payton John accompanied

Travel Cost - $859.20
Lodging Cost - $567.64
Meal Cost - $456.48
Other Cost - $110.28
Total Cost - $1,993.60

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?