In December 2007, the Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties of the Committee on the Judiciary of the US Congress holds an Oversight Hearing on the Legacy of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade. June 29, 2018 No Comments Reference: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-110hhrg39707/html/CHRG-110hhrg39707.htm Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like June 28, 2018 In 1829, in his “Appeal to the Colored Citizens of the World,” David Walker asserts that “the White Christian Americans” were the most cruel and barbarous people who have ever lived. June 29, 2018 On Sunday May 12, 1968, Mothers’ Day, demonstrators led by Coretta Scott King begin a two-week protest in support of the Poor People’s Campaign (see timeline entry for December 4, 1967) in Washington, D.C., demanding an Economic Bill of Rights. June 28, 2018 Elected in 1896, George H. White is the last African American Reconstruction-era Member of Congress and the last Member who had been enslaved to sit in the US House of Representatives. White is able to obtain back-pay for Black Civil War veterans, but is unable to get even a hearing for a Federal anti-lynching bill.