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 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 29, 2018 The title of the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR), proposed by the December I2th Movement International Secretariat (IS) in 1993, is expanded to include Xenophobia and Related Intolerance as part of a compromise reached with Western countries. June 29, 2018 At the first preparatory conference for the World Conference Against Racism (WCAR), the WEO Group, that is, Western European and Others (United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand), led by the US, takes the position that compensatory relief (i.e., reparations) should not be discussed at WCAR.