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 On May 14, 2018, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival (compare timeline entry for December 4, 1967) launches a 40-day moral fusion campaign of direct nonviolent action in Washington, D.C. and 30-plus US States. September 7, 2018 Black Methodists for Church Renewal (BMCR) endorse reparations in May 1969. BMCR creates demands, including $750,000 for the Black Economic Development Conference (BEDC), presents these to the Methodist Board of Missions. The executive committee of the board establishes $1.3 million for economic empowerment. August 28, 2018 In the summer of 1973, a class-action lawsuit is filed on behalf of participants, and their families, in the US Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee.