In 1917, Marcus Garvey establishes a Universal Negro Improvement Association branch in the United States. June 28, 2018 No Comments Reference: http://nationalhumanitiescenter.org/tserve/twenty/tkeyinfo/garvey.htm Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like September 7, 2018 James Forman, director of international affairs for Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), introduces the Black Manifesto at the meeting, at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, of the National Black Economic Development Conference (NBEDC). NBEDC endorses the Manifesto. August 28, 2018 In the summer of 1973, a class-action lawsuit is filed on behalf of participants, and their families, in the US Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee. June 29, 2018 On August 1, 1980, Edgar Timmons. Jr. and the group known as People Organized for Equal Rights (POER) file a motion for the return of Harris Neck, Georgia (see timeline entry for July 1942). Attorneys for POER include Clarence Martin of Savannah, Georgia and Eric Schnapper of New York. The NAACP and the Emergency Land Fund assist POER in the effort.