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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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Trips sponsored by

Christopher Reynolds Foundation


Total cost of 29 trips: $47,483.11


Traveler: Sandra Caron (from the office of Bernard Sanders)
Destination: MIAMI, FLORIDA AND HAVANNA, CUBA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, STUDY EFFECTS OF U.S. EMBARGO
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,778.47
source

Traveler: Frederick Zylman (from the office of Earl Hilliard)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA, VIA MIAMI, KL
Purpose: INFORMATION GATHERING
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,478.47
source

Traveler: Dawn Patrice Jackson (from the office of Vic Snyder)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: TO EXAMINE IMPACT OF EMBARGO ON VARIOUS INDUSTRIES IN CONNECTION WITH OFFICIAL DUTIES
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,775.47
source

Traveler: Marsha Mccraven (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,778.47
source

Traveler: Faith Blackburne (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: MIAMI AND HAVANA
Purpose: IMPROVING US/CUBA RELATIONS
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,778.47
source

Traveler: David Madland (from the office of George Miller)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose:
Date: Feb 21, 2000 (6 days)
Expense: $1,778.47
source

Traveler: Jennifer Park (from the office of James Moran)
Destination: MEETINGS WITH MINISTRY OF TRADE, FOREIGN AFFAIRS, RELIGIOUS LEADERS
Purpose: FACT-FINDING MISSION ON HUMANITARIAN SITUATION IN CUBA
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,923.32
source

Traveler: Nicole Venable (from the office of William Jefferson)
Destination: THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA
Purpose:
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,923.32
source

Traveler: Michelle Mancini (from the office of Michael Capuano)
Destination: FACT-FINDING MISSION IN CUBA
Purpose: MEET W/ OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS EMBARGO & HUMAN RIGHTS
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,923.32
source

Traveler: Erich Pfuehler (from the office of David Bonior)
Destination: CANCUN - HAVANA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,004.43
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,004.43
source

Traveler: Jodi Keyserling (from the office of David Price)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,922.40
source

Traveler: Hans Hogrefe (from the office of Tom Lantos)
Destination: CANCUN-HAVANA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,923.32
source

Traveler: Jonathan Fremont (from the office of Cynthia Mckinney)
Destination: MET WITH CUBAN OFFICIALS, VISITED SCHOOLS, HOSPITALS, CHURCHES, NGO'S
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 1, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $2,004.43
source

Traveler: Maurice Hinchey (from the office of Maurice Hinchey)
Destination: HAVANA AND SAN ANTONIO DE LOS BANOS, CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING TRIP ON THE EFFECTS OF THE CUBAN EMBARGO
Date: Jan 11, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $1,832.78
source

Traveler: Carolyn Kilpatrick (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,350.73
source

Traveler: Melvin Watt (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS TRIP TO CUBA
Date: Mar 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,329.23
source

Traveler: Robert Odom (from the office of William Clay)
Destination: MIAMI, FL, CANCUN, MEXICO, HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION (FACT-FINDING TOUR)
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,340.16
source

Traveler: Roshan Hodge (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: WASHINGTON-CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING STAFF DELEGATION
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,350.16
source

Traveler: Khalil Munir (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: CANCUN-HAVANA-COZUMEL-MIAMI
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,340.16
source

Traveler: Kimberly Rudolph (from the office of Carolyn Kilpatrick)
Destination: WASHINGTON D.C.-HAVANA, CUBA-DETROIT, MI
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,342.16
source

Traveler: Julie Nickson (from the office of Barbara Lee)
Destination: ATLANTA-HAVANA, CUBA-DC
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,393.16
source

Traveler: Michael Collins (from the office of John Lewis)
Destination: CUBA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,280.16
source

Traveler: Bennie Thompson (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: CUBA BUSINESS FACT FINDING
Date: May 31, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,298.26
source

Traveler: Timla Washington (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: CUBA BUSINESS FACT FINDING
Date: May 31, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,419.89
source

Traveler: Steve Gavin (from the office of Bennie Thompson)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: CUBA BUSINESS FACT FINDING
Date: May 31, 2005 (4 days)
Expense: $1,419.89
source

Traveler: Eddie Bernice Johnson (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA-CANCON-HAVANA-MIAMI
Purpose: EXPLORE FIRST-HAND THE ISSUES CURRENTLY FACING THE PEOPLE OF CUBA. AN OPPORTUNITY TO FASTER A MORE PRAGMATIC APPROACH TOWARDS DEALING WITH THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT AND FINDING CONSTRUCTIVE SOLUTIONS TO US/CUBA POLICY CONCERNS
Date: Jul 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,555.29
source

Traveler: Morat Bokcigdem (from the office of Eddie Bernice Johnson)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA-CANCON-HAVANA-MIAMI
Purpose: EXPLORE FIRST-HAND THE ISSUES CURRENTLY FACING THE PEOPLE OF CUBA. AN OPPORTUNITY TO FASTER A MORE PRAGMATIC APPROACH TOWARDS DEALING WITH THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT AND FINDING CONSTRUCTIVE SOLUTIONS TO US/CUBA POLICY CONCERNS
Date: Jul 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,555.29
source

Traveler: Diane Watson (from the office of Diane Watson)
Destination: HAVANA, CUBA
Purpose: EDUCATION AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Jul 6, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,679.00
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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.