In June 2017, St. Louis Aldermember John Collins Muhammad introduces a resolution in support of a bill in the U.S. House (HR 40) and signals more ordinances will follow calling for a local study on slavery and reparations. June 29, 2018 No Comments Reference: https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2017/06/14/st-louis-black-aldermanic-caucus-calls-for-slavery-reparations 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. June 29, 2018 Beginning work in 2011, the Illinois Torture Inquiry Relief Commission (TIRC) refers 17 cases to circuit court for judicial review for potential relief. Three convicts are freed based on review of their cases. Individuals may initiate claims to the commission. As of April 2016, another 130 cases are heard regarding torture not committed by former Chicago Police Department commander Jon Burge or his subordinates. June 28, 2018 Elected in 1896, George H. White is the last African American Reconstruction-era Member of Congress and the last Member who had been enslaved to sit in the US House of Representatives. White is able to obtain back-pay for Black Civil War veterans, but is unable to get even a hearing for a Federal anti-lynching bill.