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 28, 2018 In 1866, the US Congress passes the Southern Homestead Act to provide Freedmen with land in Southern states at a cost of $5 for eighty acres. Only 1,000 Freedmen receive homesteads. September 7, 2018 James Forman presents the Black Manifesto at denominational headquarters and Protestant institutions, including a nailing of a copy of the Manifesto to the doors of the national headquarters of the Lutheran Church in America. June 29, 2018 In January 2000, Randall Robinson’s book The Debt: What America Owes to Blacks is released.