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 December 4, 1967, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) announces the Poor People’s Campaign (see timeline entry for November 27–December 1, 1967). June 28, 2018 In 1867, Republican US House Representative Thaddeus Stevens proposes H.R. 29, a slave-reparations bill, which promises each freed adult male slave forty acres of land and $100 to build a dwelling. June 29, 2018 In the morning of September 3, 2001, the African Group announces its continued support for the Dakar Declaration. Later that afternoon, the US walks out of the Durban conference.