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Trips sponsored by

Conference of Minority Transportation Officials


Total cost of 6 trips: $5,665.11


Traveler: Corrine Brown (from the office of Corrine Brown)
Destination: REAGAN NATIONAL-MIAMI
Purpose: ADDRESS CONFERENCES AT THE MEETING AND TRAINING CONFERENCE
Date: Jun 21, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,201.19
source

Traveler: Melvin Watt (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO JACKSONVILLE, FL TO CHARLOTTE, NC
Purpose: REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION BRAINTRUST
Date: Apr 25, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,236.50
source

Traveler: Elijah Cummings (from the office of Elijah Cummings)
Destination: (JACKSONVILLE, FL) AIRPORT AUTHORITY TOUR/COMTO-CBC TRANSPORTATION BRAINTRUST
Purpose: TO ATTEND REGIONAL TRANSPORTATION BRAINTRUST AND TOURS
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $763.00
source

Traveler: James Clyburn (from the office of James Clyburn)
Destination: WASHINGTON, DC TO JACKSONVILLE, FL; JACKSONVILLE TO COLUMBIA, SC
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN TRANSPORTATION BRAINTRUST
Date: Apr 26, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,259.50
source

Traveler: Elijah Cummings (from the office of Elijah Cummings)
Destination: MIAMI-DOUBLE TREE GRAND HOTEL
Purpose: DELIVER KEYNOTE SPEECH AT 4TH ANNUAL GARRETT A MORGAN SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON
Date: Mar 2, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $539.50
source

Traveler: Paul Brathwaite (from the office of Mel Watt)
Destination: ATLANTA, GA
Purpose: PARTICIPATE ON PANEL DISCUSSION REGARDING TRANSPORTATION ISSUES.
Date: Jul 10, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $665.42
source



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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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  • 01.22.15

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    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

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  • 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.