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 August 28, 2018 The Southern Grassroots Economies Project (SGEP) (see timeline entry for 2011) holds its first CoopEcon conference at the Federation of Southern Cooperatives’ Research and Training facility in Epes, Alabama. 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 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.