In 1909, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is established. June 28, 2018 No Comments Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NAACP 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 1968, the Republic of New Africa makes a reparations demand, demanding payment of $400 billion in damages for slavery. (Lisa N. Nealy & Pfizer Shellow, Our Land is a’comin and Our Mule is on de Way, Research paper submitted to the National Black Caucus of State Legislators, Wash., D.C., 2002) 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.