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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*

Mark Walker


Total cost of 8 trips: $37,344.84


Trips traveled under the office of Dan Burton

Destination: NICARAGUA
Sponsor: Luis R Cerna/Univ of Mobile Nicaragua
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION/FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $940.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
Purpose: STAFFING OF SPEECH BY REP. BURTON
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $369.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies
Purpose: U.S. CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Feb 1, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $7,680.54
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO MEET WITH PRESIDENT AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF TAIWAN
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (12 days)
Expense: $7,250.00
source

Destination: JAKARTA, INDONESIA-YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA-BALI, INDONESIA
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION/FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,425.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: 2004 CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $682.00
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA-PENANG, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: U.S. ASEAN BUSINESS COUNCIL/MALAYSIA INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Purpose: FACT FINDING/TRADE/BI-LATERAL RELATIONS/HI-TECH CORRIDOR MEETINGS WITH THE PRIME MINISTER/FOREIGN MINISTER
Date: Apr 9, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $7,248.30
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Oct 19, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $5,750.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Mark Walker.


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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  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

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  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

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