In 1993, a conference is held in Nigeria, hosted by Nigerian reparations activist Bashorun M.L.O. Abiola. June 29, 2018 No Comments Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like June 28, 2018 On April 9, 1866, the US Congress passes the Civil Rights Act, granting citizenship and equal rights to Black Americans. June 29, 2018 The Episcopal Church passes Resolution 2006-A123, entitled “Study Economic Benefits Derived from Slavery,” and Resolution 2006-C011, entitled “Support Legislation for Reparations for Slavery.” 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.