$12.3 million: Seminoles of Florida (see Racial Justice in America: A Reference Handbook by David B. Mustard, 2002, ABC-CLIO, p. 81). March 23, 2019 No Comments Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like June 28, 2018 In January of 1865, Major General W. T. Sherman issues Special Field Order No. 15, reserving land confiscated from rebellious landowners in for settlement by Africans freed under President Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. Each family was to be given a plot of up to 40 acres of tillable ground, and the Government would lend mules to work the land. The order confiscates, as Federal property, a strip of coastline stretching from Charleston, South Carolina to the St. John’s River in Florida, including Georgia’s Sea Islands and the mainland thirty miles in from the coast (including Harris Neck, Georgia; see timeline entry for September 2, 1865). June 29, 2018 In January 2017, a $4 million reparations, or equity, package is presented to Charlottesville City Council and passes unanimously. June 29, 2018 On May 21, 1968, a tent city known as Resurrection City” is set up in support of the Poor People’s Campaign (see timeline entry for December 4, 1967), lasting for six weeks.