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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

Christopher Dodd


Total cost of 35 office trips: $68,579.77


Trips by Christopher Dodd
Total cost of congressperson's 19 trips: $47,596.32

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE - CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT BOARD OF TRADE AND MERCANTILE EXCHANGE CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 19, 1999 (2 days)
Expense: $2,057.05
source

Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Florida International University
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT JOURNALISTS AND EDITORS WORKSHOP ON LATIN AMERICA
Date: Apr 22, 1999 (1 day)
Expense: $561.76
source

Destination: HAMILTON, BERMUDA
Sponsor: INTERNATIONAL FISCAL ASSOCIATION
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT INTERNATIONAL FISCAL ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Feb 25, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,313.80
source

Destination: BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS
Sponsor: CLOVER CLUB
Purpose: TO ADDRESS THE CLOVER CLUB'S ANNUAL ST. PATRICK'S DAY GATHERING (DINNER)
Date: Mar 11, 2000
Expense: $104.50
source

Destination: PALM BEACH, FLORIDA
Sponsor: Securities Industry Association
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT SECURITIES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION GOVERNMENT RELATIONS SPRING LEGISLATIVE MEETING
Date: Mar 31, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,746.50
source

Destination: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Sponsor: LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL LOS ANGELES
Purpose: TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY - LOYOLA LAW SCHOOL
Date: May 13, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $3,604.63
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: Bilderberg Group
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT THE BILDERBERG CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 1, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $763.00
source

Destination: MADRID, SPAIN
Sponsor: US Spain Council Inc
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN AND SPEAK AT COUNCIL MEETING - CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 3, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $4,350.02
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: OPERATION SAIL 2000
Purpose: TO ATTEND OPERATION SAIL 2000 - PARADE OF TALL SHIPS IN NEW YORK HARBOR
Date: Jul 3, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,799.55
source

Destination: NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: OPERATION SAIL 2000
Purpose: TO ATTEND OPERATION SAIL, 2000, CONNECTICUT OPENING DAY CEREMONIES IN NEW LONDON HARBOR
Date: Jul 11, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $550.50
source

Destination: DUNDALK, BELFAST, DERRY, NORTHERN IRELAND
Sponsor: IRISH AMERICAN UNITY CONFERENCE
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH MEMBERS OF NATIONALIST, UNIONIST COMMUNITY LEADERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN NORTHERN IRELAND
Date: Aug 19, 2000 (2 days)
Expense: $2,127.10
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY
Sponsor: University of Louisville
Purpose: TO ADDRESS STUDENTS AT MC CONNELL CENTER FOR POLITICAL LEADERSHIP AT UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE
Date: Nov 12, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $761.42
source

Destination: VALENCIA, SPAIN
Sponsor: US Spain Council Inc
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN AND SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING OF U.S. SPAIN COUNCIL
Date: Nov 16, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $8,561.72
source

Destination: DAVOS, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: World Economic Forum
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ANNUAL MEETING
Date: Jan 25, 2001 (4 days)
Expense: $6,038.56
source

Destination: BOCA RATON, FLORIDA
Sponsor: CHICAGO MERCANTILE EXCHANGE - CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE - CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT AT FUTURES INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 16, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $5,085.55
source

Destination: CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA
Sponsor: Hibernian Society of Charleston
Purpose: TO SPEAK AT HIBERNIAN SOCIETY BANQUET
Date: Mar 15, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,210.00
source

Destination: FARGO - GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA
Sponsor: University of North Dakota
Purpose: TO GIVE COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA GRADUATION CEREMONY
Date: May 10, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $1,710.50
source

Destination: EAST HADDAM, CONNECTICUT
Sponsor: MOHEGAN TRIBE
Purpose: CO-CHAIR AND PARTICIPANT IN CELEBRITY PLAYERS CLASSIC CHARITY GOLF TOURNAMENT SPONSORED BY THE MOHEGAN TRIBE
Date: Sep 6, 2002
Expense: $300.00
source

Destination: CORAL GABLES, FL
Sponsor: United States-Spain Council
Purpose: TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE US SPAIN COUNCIL
Date: Feb 5, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $1,950.16
source


Congressional staff traveling under the office of Christopher Dodd

Ben Berwick
Sheryl Cohen
Sheila Duffy
Marvin Fast
James Fenton
Kennie Gill
Karin Heitert
Julius Horwish
Shawn Maher
Mary Ellen Mcguire
Robert Zarnetske



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?