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 29, 2018 In March 2007, at an event marking the second centenary of the passage, by the British Parliament, of legislation outlawing slavery throughout the British Empire, Ghanaian President John Kufuor addresses reparations. Bright Simons, Ghanaian President Stirs Controversy Over Slave Trade Reparations 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.