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Trips by*

Richard Blackwood


Total cost of 6 trips: $23,686.10


Trips traveled under the office of James Inhofe

Destination: SAUDI ARABIA
Sponsor: Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce & Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 13, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $7,265.00
source


Trips traveled under the office of Frank Lucas

Destination: WESTERN SAHARA
Sponsor: Defense Forum Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Oct 13, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $1,393.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jan 11, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $2,516.12
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR
Sponsor: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 22, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $6,675.00
source

Destination: TAIPEI
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Dec 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $4,200.00
source

Destination: LAS VEGAS, NV
Sponsor: ASSOCIATION OF EQUIPMENT MANUFACTURERS
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Mar 18, 2005 (2 days)
Expense: $1,636.98
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Richard Blackwood.


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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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  • 01.14.15

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