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 29, 2018 No Comments Reference: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poor_People%27s_Campaign Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like June 29, 2018 In September 1990, Nkechi Taifa, chair of the D.C. chapter of the National Conference of Black Lawyers, requests a resolution in support of H.R. 3745 from the D.C. Council through Wilhelmina J. Rolark, chair of the Committee on the Judiciary. The D.C. Council issues a resolution. June 29, 2018 On April 16–17, 1968, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), now led by Ralph Abernathy, holds a meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, resolving to proceed with the Poor People’s Campaign (see timeline entry for December 4, 1967) and reorienting the campaign away from civil disobedience and toward the creation of a tent city in Washington, D.C. 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.