In February 1968, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. announces specific demands: $30 billion for antipoverty, full employment, guaranteed income, and the annual construction of 500,000 affordable residences. June 29, 2018 No Comments Reference: http://nowcrj.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/King-Speech-Excerpts-1968-03-18-FINAL.pdf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_People%27s_Campaign Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like June 29, 2018 Resolution on reparations is sponsored by Aldermember Dorothy Tillman in Chicago City Council. September 7, 2018 Lucius Walker, executive director of the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO), decides to host the National Black Economic Development Conference (NBEDC), and NBEDC meets April 25-27, 1969 at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. June 29, 2018 In February 2016, after spending a week meeting with African Americans across the United States, including in Baltimore, Chicago, New York City, D.C. and Jackson, Mississippi, the U.N. Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent releases its recommendations, urging the US to consider reparations to African Americans whose ancestors were enslaved as part of trans-Atlantic slave trade.