In April 1979, members of the former Harris Neck community and their descendants (see timeline entry for July 1942) converge on Harris Neck, Georgia to reclaim their land. June 29, 2018 No Comments Reference: https://www.change.org/p/return-harris-neck-land-to-rightful-owners Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like June 28, 2018 In 1890, Nebraska Democrat Walter Vaughan, son of Alabama slaveholders, convinces his Congressmember, Republican William J. Connell, to introduce the ex-slave pension bill in 1890. Frederick Douglass was one of few supporters, and it was defeated. June 28, 2018 On March 6, 1857, the US Supreme Court decides Dred Scott v. Sandford, 60 U.S. 393, declaring that persons of African descent cannot be, nor were ever intended to be, citizens under the U.S. Constitution. June 29, 2018 In November–December 1967, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) holds a five-day planning meeting in Frogmore, South Carolina. With the leadership of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the group agrees to organize a civil disobedience campaign in Washington, D.C., focused on jobs and income.