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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.

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Trips by*

Barrett Karr


Total cost of 8 trips: $18,470.36


Trips traveled under the office of Kay Granger

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Congressional Economic Leadership Institute
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 6, 2000 (3 days)
Expense: $1,996.71
source

Destination: DALLAS, TX
Sponsor: American Hospital Association and state affiliates
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Apr 14, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $1,562.70
source

Destination: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Feb 19, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $1,298.00
source

Destination: ESSEX, MT TO SEATTLE, WA
Sponsor: BNSF Railway Company
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,989.96
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Congressional Institute Inc
Purpose: CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Oct 24, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $970.00
source

Destination: HAWAII
Sponsor: American Association of Airport Executives
Purpose: LEGISLATIVE CONFERENCE
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $2,195.00
source

Destination: BERLIN-HEIDELBERG-STUTTGART, GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: 2004 CONGRESSIONAL STUDY TOUR TO GERMANY
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,855.99
source

Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT - LUXOR - CAIRO
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: FACT FINDING. DETAILED DISCUSSIONS OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS ISSUES AND DEFENSE SPENDING
Date: Jun 27, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $3,602.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Barrett Karr.


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.

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  • 01.22.15

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    What’s in a number?

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  • 01.05.15

    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.