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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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STUPAK, BART, Democratic Party
Michigan

Total number of trips - 10
Total cost of trips - $50,691.16

Average cost per trip - $5,069.12
Total number of days spent traveling - 46 days
Rank of representative - 122 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Keystone Group
Dates - February 10, 2000 - February 14, 2000 (5 days)
Location(s) - Keystone, CO

Purpose - policy conference regarding electric industry
Notes -

Travel Cost - $811.00
Lodging Cost - $463.00
Meal Cost - $100.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,374.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - British Nuclear Fuels, Ltd.
Dates - May 27, 2001 - June 4, 2001 (9 days)
Location(s) - Manchester, England - London, England

Purpose - Informational trip to learn about nuclear energy, nuclear waste disposal and nuclear plant decommissioning.
Notes - spouse Laurie Stupak accompanied.

Travel Cost - $12,780.00
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $15,080.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Williams Co.
Dates - October 25, 2001 - October 28, 2001 (4 days)
Location(s) - Tulsa, OK

Purpose - fact finding visit of Williams Co., energy industry.
Notes - Spouse Laurie Stupak accompanied - desitination not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,766.36
Lodging Cost - $292.42
Meal Cost - $21.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $2,079.78

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Michigan Association of Counties
Dates - August 20, 2002 - August 21, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Harbor Springs, MI

Purpose - speaking engagement for annual MAC dinner
Notes -

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $180.51
Meal Cost - $45.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $225.51

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Harvard University, Kennedy School of Government, Commonwealth Fund
Dates - January 17, 2002 - January 19, 2002 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - conference
Notes - accompanied by spouse Laurie Stupak. Other costs not specified.

Travel Cost - $1,125.00
Lodging Cost - $873.00
Meal Cost - $849.84
Other Cost - $44.95
Total Cost - $2,892.79

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - September 12, 2003 - September 13, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Mackinac Island, MI

Purpose - Issues conference
Notes - Laurie Stupak, spouse-Other expenses are for a blanket.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $283.82
Meal Cost - $214.42
Other Cost - $30.28
Total Cost - $528.52

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Democratic Leadership Council
Dates - March 25, 2004 - March 28, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Amelia Island, FL

Purpose - DLC Spring Retreat - Issues and Policy Conference
Notes - other expenses for golf and $30 DLC

Travel Cost - $1,011.36
Lodging Cost - $1,044.00
Meal Cost - $813.32
Other Cost - $155.00
Total Cost - $3,023.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Keystone Center
Dates - February 18, 2004 - February 21, 2004 (4 days)
Location(s) - Keystone, CO

Purpose - Keystone Energy Board Conference - discuss energy bill and proposed reforms
Notes - spouse - Laurie Stupak

Travel Cost - $1,692.08
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost - $40.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $1,732.08

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Nuclear Energy Institute
Dates - May 24, 2003 - June 1, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Barcelona, Spain - Paris, France

Purpose - Tour of Spanish and French nuclear facilities and discussions with industry officials
Notes - Washington, DC - Barcelona, Spain - Paris, France - Green Bay, WI Including spouse Personal Expenses: 5/30 - 6/1

Travel Cost - $13,518.52
Lodging Cost - $2,307.96
Meal Cost - $3,952.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $19,778.48

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - JFK School of Government Harvard Univ
Dates - January 16, 2003 - January 19, 2003 (4 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Purpose - Bipartisan Congressional Health Policy Conference
Notes - Congressman: Atlanta, GA - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Aventura, FL - Green Bay, WI Mrs. Stupak: Green Bay, WI - Ft Lauderdale - Aventura, FL - Green Bay, WI Including spouse

Travel Cost - $1,488.50
Lodging Cost - $1,315.32
Meal Cost - $1,082.60
Other Cost - $89.90
Total Cost - $3,976.32

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?