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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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    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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Office of

Mike Thompson


Total cost of 25 office trips: $103,527.55


Trips by Mike Thompson
Total cost of congressperson's 20 trips: $76,294.74

Destination: SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: PROVIDE LEGISLATIVE PERSPECTIVE ON HUNTING AND OTHER SPORTSMEN-RELATED ISSUES.
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,715.00
source

Destination: GRAND CAYMAN ISLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN CONFERENCE REGARDING U.S. POLICY TOWARD CUBA
Date: Apr 17, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,568.60
source

Destination: OSCEOLA, IOWA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN MEETING WITH IOWA WINE INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE, VISIT CONSERVATION PROJECT AND HOLD MEETINGS WITH RESOURCE ORGANIZATION REPRESENTATIVES.
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $591.23
source

Destination: San Francisco/MIAMI/CUBA/MIAMI/San Francisco
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: TO MEET WITH CUBAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, TRADE REPRESENTATIVES AND U.S. INTEREST SECTION OFFICIALS.
Date: Apr 16, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,494.50
source

Destination: NAPA VALLEY, CA
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: TO HOST AND PARTICIPATE IN DAY OF SPORTING CLAYS, WINE TASTING, DINNER AND AUCTION TO BENEFIT THE CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S FOUNDATION (CHARITY EVENT).
Date: Apr 27, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $2,859.00
source

Destination: GROTON, CT
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: MEET WITH LEADERS FROM THE OUTDOOR INDUSTRY & CONSERVATION ORGANIZATIONS TO DISCUSS CHALLENGES FACING AMERICA'S SPORTING TRADITIONS
Date: Jul 27, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $2,427.00
source

Destination: BEHRING RANCH, CA
Sponsor: UST Inc
Purpose: SPEAK TO A GROUP OF CALIFORNIA SPORTSMEN
Date: Dec 7, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $3,176.00
source

Destination: ALBANY, GA
Sponsor: QUAIL UNLIMITED
Purpose: SPEAK TO THE 16TH ANNUAL QUAIL UNLIMITED HUNT & MEETINGS
Date: Jan 24, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $873.62
source

Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Sponsor: Center for International Policy
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 8, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $2,410.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC DULLES TO SAN ANTONIO, TX
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: SPEAK TO HUNTING INDUSTRY ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE SPORTSMEN'S CAUCU
Date: Mar 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,117.30
source

Destination: OSCEOLA/DES MAINES
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION OF SPORTSMEN'S ISSUES
Date: Mar 24, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,741.00
source

Destination: DULLES-LONDON HEATHROW
Sponsor: International Federation of Wines and Spirits
Purpose: TO ACCOMPANY REP. THOMPSON ON A CODEL.
Date: May 23, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $7,395.44
source

Destination: SACRAMENTO, CA TO JACKSON HOLE, WY
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S FOUNDATION SUMMIT DISCUSSING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES OF IMPORTANCE TO THE HUNTING AND FISHING COMMUNITY.
Date: Aug 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,739.11
source

Destination: WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON-EVERETT
Sponsor: WASHINGTON WINE INSTITUTE AND STIMSON LANE LTD.
Purpose: TOUR WASHINGTON WINERIES AND MEET WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE WASHINGTON WINE INDUSTRY.
Date: Aug 20, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,339.02
source

Destination: NAPA, CA
Sponsor: WineAmerica
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL WINE CAUCUS EDUCATIONAL TOUR OF THE NAPA VALLEY.
Date: Oct 17, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $5,791.90
source

Destination: ALBANY, GA
Sponsor: QUAIL UNLIMITED
Purpose: ATTEND MEETINGS AND DISCUSSIONS FOR THE PURPOSE OF RAISING AWARENESS OF THE NEEDS OF QUAIL AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT
Date: Jan 22, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $703.24
source

Destination: DUCK KEY, FL
Sponsor: Congressional Sportsmens Foundation
Purpose: ATTEND CONGRESSIONAL SPORTSMEN'S FOUNDATION ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Mar 21, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,833.64
source

Destination: BARCELONA, SPAIN TO SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 23, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $10,894.70
source

Destination: ALBANY, GA
Sponsor: QUAIL UNLIMITED
Purpose: TO ATTEND CONFERENCE ON WILDERNESS AND SPORTSMEN ISSUES
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $879.34
source

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON U.S.-CHINA RELATIONS
Date: Mar 25, 2005 (9 days)
Expense: $17,745.10
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Mike Thompson

Mandy Kenney
Tom Lafaille
Ed Matovcik



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?