On Sunday May 12, 1968, Mothers’ Day, demonstrators led by Coretta Scott King begin a two-week protest in support of the Poor People’s Campaign (see timeline entry for December 4, 1967) in Washington, D.C., demanding an Economic Bill of Rights. 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 The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) hosts some 80 representatives in Atlanta, Georgia at the so-called Minority Group Conference in preparation for the Poor People’s Campaign (see timeline entry for December 4, 1967). June 29, 2018 In 1989, Massachusetts State Senator Bill Owens introduces Senate Bill 1621, cosponsored by Representatives Shirley Owens-Hicks and Byron Rushing. This bill is an act to provide for reparations by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for slavery, the slave trade, and invidious discrimination against people of African descent born or residing in the US. August 28, 2018 The Southern Grassroots Economies Project (SGEP) (see timeline entry for 2011) holds its first CoopEcon conference at the Federation of Southern Cooperatives’ Research and Training facility in Epes, Alabama.