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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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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 by*

Eric Bergren


Total cost of 6 trips: $13,003.97


Trips traveled under the office of Ron Lewis

Destination: VISIT GSK BIOLOGICAL HEADQUARTERS, RAENSART (BELGIUM), VISIT EV
Sponsor: GlaxoSmithKline
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT VALLINESS (DEVELOPMENT, MANUFACTURING, REGULATION)
Date: May 24, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $2,900.57
source

Destination: CAIRO, EGYPT
Sponsor: American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt
Purpose: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND POLICY MAKERS TO DISCUSS U.S.-EGYPTIAN BILATERAL RELATIONS, WITH A FOCUS ON TRADE AND INVESTMENT RELATIONS
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $2,845.52
source

Destination: DAYTONA, FL
Sponsor: International Speedway Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE IMPACT OF FEDERAL TAX POLICY ON THE PROFESSIONAL MOTORSPORTS INDUSTRY
Date: Feb 6, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $822.64
source

Destination: TAIWAN, REPUBLIC OF CHINA
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATION VISIT
Date: Jan 5, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $4,900.00
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Association of International Automobile Manufacturers
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY VEHICLES AND TRUST TRENDS IN THE MOTOR VEHICLE INDUSTRY
Date: Mar 22, 2005 (1 day)
Expense: $716.14
source

Destination: LOUISVILLE, KY
Sponsor: NATIONAL THOROUGHBRED RACING ASSO. AND DISTILLED SPIRITS COUNCIL
Purpose: A FACT-FINDING TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT THE IMPACT ON THE ECONOMY FROM THE HORSE AND DISTILLED SPIRITS INDUSTRY AND HOW FEDERAL POLICY IMPACTS BOTH
Date: Apr 22, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $819.10
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Eric Bergren.


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.