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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.

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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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Japan Center for International Exchange - $89,075.28 spent on 7 trips
83.8% spent on Democratic Party
0.0% spent on Independent Party
16.2% spent on Republican Party

BAIRD, BRIAN - Democratic Party
December 13, 2003 - December 20, 2003 (8 days)
Tokyo, Japan - Kyoto, Japan
Purpose - International Exchange with Japanese Political, business, and social leaders
Total Cost - $16,936.96

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
March 24, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (7 days)
Tokyo, Japan
Purpose - participation in Japan-U.S. dialog on information technology policy
Total Cost - $14,619.00

BOUCHER, FREDRICK C - Democratic Party
November 16, 2003 - November 17, 2003 (2 days)
New York, NY
Purpose - Speech to forum on conservational (sp?) energy legislation
Total Cost - $1,037.00

ETHERIDGE, BOB - Democratic Party
March 24, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (7 days)
Tokyo, Japan
Purpose - educational
Total Cost - $17,764.83

WALDEN, GREGORY PAUL - Republican Party
March 24, 2002 - March 31, 2002 (8 days)
Tokyo, Japan - Kyoto, Japan
Purpose - educational: interparliamentary exchange
Total Cost - $14,424.02

WOOLSEY, LYNN C - Democratic Party
March 24, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (7 days)
Tokyo, Japan - Osaka, Japan
Co-sponsor(s): U.S. Parialmentary Exchange Program
Purpose - to create a constructive dialogue on issues of importance to the US and Japan
Total Cost - $14,240.85

SARBANES, PAUL S - Democratic Party
March 24, 2002 - March 30, 2002 (7 days)
Tokyo, Japan - Kyoto, Japan
Purpose - to participate in the U.S.-Japan Parliamentary Exchange program
Total Cost - $10,052.62

American RadioWorks |
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.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

    Philanthropic foundations have been giving money to public education for years. But our guest this week argues that philanthropies are increasingly pushing specific educational agendas.
  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.