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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.

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?

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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Trips sponsored by

GlaxoSmithKline


Total cost of 24 trips: $44,424.37


Traveler: Gregory Meeks (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: ALBANY, NEW YORK
Purpose: NYS ASSOC. OF BLACK & PUERTO RICAN LEGIS. SPEAKER
Date: Feb 18, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $594.56
source

Traveler: James Jones (from the office of John Kerry)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: CONFERENCE ON VACCINE MANUFACTURING
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $1,560.00
source

Traveler: Brad Prewitt (from the office of Thad Cochran)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM/PIXENPORT, BELGIUM
Purpose: TOUR VACCINE FACILITY
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Veronica Crowe (from the office of Cliff Stearns)
Destination: BELGIUM
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-VACCINE DEVELOPMENT
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Elizabeth Assey (from the office of Peter Deutsch)
Destination: BRUSSELS AND RIXENSART, BELGIUM
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTL VACCINE POLICY
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Catherine Alyce Rafferty (from the office of Amory Houghton)
Destination: BRUSSELS AND RIXENSART, BELGIUM
Purpose: EDUCATION - HEALTH POLICY
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Mary Beth Carozza (from the office of David Hobson)
Destination: BRUSSELS & RIXENSART, BELGIUM
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL CONFERENCE ON INTERNATIONAL VACCINE POLICY
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Robert Joseph Trauger (from the office of Sam Johnson)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: INTERNATIONAL VACCINE POLICY CONFERENCE
Date: Apr 14, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $2,042.70
source

Traveler: Priscilla Ross (from the office of Benjamin Cardin)
Destination: RALEIGH, N.C.
Purpose: ATTEND MEETING REGARDING DRUG BENEFITS
Date: Apr 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $555.44
source

Traveler: Brenda Pillors (from the office of Edolphus Towns)
Destination:
Purpose: VISIT RESEARCH FACILITY
Date: Apr 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $556.06
source

Traveler: Jennifer Eberhardt (from the office of Bob Etheridge)
Destination: RALEIGH
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Apr 25, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $566.07
source

Traveler: Peter Erdman (from the office of Michael Oxley)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA
Purpose: PHARMACEUTICAL LABS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT TOUR FOR STAFFE
Date: May 16, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $618.00
source

Traveler: Lauren Smith (from the office of Cliff Stearns)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Purpose: TOUR OF PHARMACEUTICAL MANUFACTURING FACILITY
Date: May 18, 2002
Expense: $267.90
source

Traveler: Abby Kral (from the office of Mike Dewine)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: VISIT GLAXO SMITHKLINE VACCINE FACILITIES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,899.52
source

Traveler: Megan Hauck (from the office of Don Nickles)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: TOUR OF VACCINE PLANT & EDUCATION ON VACCINE AVAILABILITY IN 3RD WORLD
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,900.52
source

Traveler: Patricia Knight (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: BELGIUM
Purpose: TO VISIT A STATE-OF-THE-ART VACCINE MANUFACTURING FACILITY, AND TO DISCUSS VACCINE SHORTAGE, SAFETY WORLD HEALTH, AND BIOTERRORISM POLICY ISSUES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,947.71
source

Traveler: Karen Nelson (from the office of Henry Waxman)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: EXAMINE ISSUES RELATED TO PRODUCTION AND REGULATION OF VACCINES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,984.00
source

Traveler: Darren Willcox (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM, VISIT OF VACCINE FACILITY, MEETINGS AT EU
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL STAFF TRIP ON VACCINE ISSUES
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,817.40
source

Traveler: Eric Bergren (from the office of Ron Lewis)
Destination: VISIT GSK BIOLOGICAL HEADQUARTERS, RAENSART (BELGIUM), VISIT EV
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT VALLINESS (DEVELOPMENT, MANUFACTURING, REGULATION)
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,900.57
source

Traveler: Patrick Morrisey (from the office of W.J. Tauzin)
Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Purpose: TOUR VACCINE FACILITIES CONFERENCE W/EUROPEAN UNION MEMBERS
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,852.57
source

Traveler: Jennifer Hansen (from the office of Richard Burr)
Destination: BELGIUM
Purpose: VISIT GSK VACCINE FACILITY AND EU PARLIAMENT
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,983.38
source

Traveler: David Whitney (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: BELGIUM
Purpose: TO ACQUIRE INFORMATION ABOUT THE VACCINE AND DRUG DEVELOPMENT AND APPROVAL PROCEDURES IN THE EU; LEARN ABOUT GLOBAL VACCINE ISSUES AND MEET WITH EC OFFICIALS.
Date: May 25, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $2,852.57
source

Traveler: Orrin Hatch (from the office of Orrin Hatch)
Destination: HOUSTON, TX
Purpose: ATTEND AND SPEAK AT GAPONC COMPANY CEO ROUNDTABLE AND RETREAT
Date: Feb 23, 2004 (1 day)
Expense: $1,078.90
source

Traveler: Charles Ludlam (from the office of Joseph Lieberman)
Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PENNS
Purpose: MEET WITH 30 SENIOR MANAGERS FOR GSK INFECTIOUS DISEASE UNIT
Date: Apr 5, 2005
Expense: $233.00
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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?