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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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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

Robert Bennett


Total cost of 93 office trips: $193,008.78


Trips by Robert Bennett
Total cost of congressperson's 18 trips: $71,090.85

Destination: CANCUN, MEXICO
Sponsor: Salt Institute
Purpose: SPOKE AT ANNUAL MEETING OF THE SALT INSTITUTE
Date: Mar 5, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $1,859.21
source

Destination: PRAGUE CZECH REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 20, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $5,131.20
source

Destination: NEW YORK, NY
Sponsor: CONFERENCE GROUP LTD
Purpose: ADDRESS THE PRICEWATERHOUSE COOPERS PROPERTY. CASUALTY EXECUTIVE CONFERENCE AS MEMBER OF BANKING COMMITTEE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS SUBCOMMITTEE
Date: Nov 28, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $1,697.07
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Direct Marketing Association
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE DIRECT MARKETING ASSOCIATION LEADERS FORUM REGARDING PRIVACY, TAX, AND OTHER BANKING ISSUES
Date: Mar 4, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $3,369.20
source

Destination: HELSINKI, FINLAND
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA RELATIONS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $6,326.00
source

Destination: PUNTA MITA, MEXICO
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON ISLAM
Date: Jan 10, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,164.16
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: American Israel Public Affairs Committee and affiliates
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT AN AIPAC CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 3, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $434.59
source

Destination: TUSCON, ARIZONA
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A TRANSATLANTIC POLICY NETWORK CONFERENCE
Date: May 3, 2002
Expense: $553.50
source

Destination: KEY BISCAYNE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: NASDAQ
Purpose: NASDAQ LEADERSHIP SUMMIT
Date: Mar 28, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $4,179.00
source

Destination: SPAIN
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: TPN SPRING MEETING
Date: Apr 13, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $3,944.18
source

Destination: MIDDLEBURG, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: SENATE LEADERSHIP RETREAT
Date: Dec 1, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $739.00
source

Destination: FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: JFK SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT/THE COMMONWEALTH FUND BIPARTISAN CONGRESSIONAL HEALTH POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 15, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,935.48
source

Destination: VENICE, ITALY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A CONFERENCE ON US-RUSSIA-EUROPE RELATIONS
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $5,076.20
source

Destination: CABO SAN LUCAS, MEXICO
Sponsor: Utah Automobile Dealers Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Nov 7, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $2,760.00
source

Destination: LONDON/PARIS/BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS ORGANIZATION, SO HE ATTENDED, PARTICIPATED, AND SPOKE AS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER IN A SERIES OF EVENTS
Date: Nov 28, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $8,276.26
source

Destination: GERMANY (MUNICH)
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT WAS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THEIR CONFERENCE IN GERMANY
Date: Apr 8, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $7,187.00
source

Destination: SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH
Sponsor: Transatlantic Policy Network
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT IS THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS ORGANIZATION, SO HE ATTENDED, PARTICIPATED, AND SPOKE AS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Date: May 14, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $2,660.00
source

Destination: ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: SENATOR BENNETT PARTICIPATED IN A CONFERENCE ON POLITICAL ISLAM
Date: May 30, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $7,798.80
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Robert Bennett

Catharine Ackerson
Jennifer Belnap
James Brannon
Derek Brown
James Cobb
Mary Jane Collipriest
Fitchugh Elder
John Falls
Reed Garfield
Brian Higginbotham
Matt Hiller
Luke Johnson
Donald Marron
John Mcinerney
Tom Miller
Natasha Moore
Mark Morrison
Shaun Parkin
Kerk Phillips
Wendell Primus
Diane Rogers
Richard Rowdy Yeates
Kurt Schulet
Amber Sechrist
Tim Sheehan
Larry Shepherd
Chad Stone
William Triplett
Leah Uhlmann
Deborah Veres
Jeff Wrase
Paul Yost



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?