In 1797, the US Congress rejects the North Carolina Slave Petition, the first recorded petition for an end to slavery by freed Blacks. June 28, 2018 No Comments Reference: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/pds/maai/community/text4/text4read.htm Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like June 29, 2018 In February 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. announces specific demands: $30 billion for antipoverty, full employment, guaranteed income, and the annual construction of 500,000 affordable residences. August 9, 2018 The Episcopal Church, Presbyterian Church (USA), United Methodist Church (UMC), United Church of Christ (UCC), and Unitarian Universalists (UU) pass resolutions or create commissions that call for a study of the history of slavery, the on-going harms and benefits of that history, and the possibility of reparations. June 29, 2018 In 2011, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez compels the Office of Conviction Integrity to review cases of convictions dependent on evidence from homicide detective Richard Zuley of the Chicago Police Department.