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 August 28, 2018 In 1974, a $10 million out-of-court settlement is reached in the case of the US Public Health Service Syphilis Study at Tuskegee (see timeline entry for 1973). As part of the settlement, the US Government promises to give lifetime medical benefits and burial services to all living participants. June 28, 2018 In 1955, Queen Mother Audley Moore founds the Reparations Committee of Descendants of United States Slaves. September 7, 2018 On July 11, 1969, the National Black Economic Development Conference (NBEDC) formally becomes the Black Economic Development Conference (BEDC).