In 1973, Boris Bittker publishes the book entitled The Case for Black Reparations. June 29, 2018 No Comments Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Bittker Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like June 29, 2018 In February 2003, five survivors of the Tulsa Massacre (May 31 to June 1, 1921), represented by a legal team that included Johnnie Cochran and Harvard Law Professor Charles Ogletree, file suit against the City of Tulsa and the State of Oklahoma (Alexander, et al., v. Oklahoma, et al.) (sometimes called the Tulsa survivor litigation) based upon the findings of the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. 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. June 28, 2018 In 1915, the US Treasury Department is sued for $68 million in remuneration for labor performed under slavery. The US Government dismisses the case on grounds of sovereign immunity.