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 Deadria C. Farmer-Paellmann confronts Aetna Incorporated with evidence that a predecessor company had written so-called “Aetna Slave Policy” on the lives of slaves with slaveholders as policy beneficiaries, thereby helping to finance the institution of slavery. Farmer-Paellmann asks that the company apologize and pay restitution. Aetna agrees to do both. June 29, 2018 In 1999, NAACP makes reparations one of its primary legislative campaigns. June 28, 2018 In February 1866, the Second Freedmen’s Bureau Act, including provisions for setting aside tracts of land, is vetoed. Land already distributed to Freedmen is reclaimed by the Federal government and routed to former slaveholders.