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 September 10, 2018 On August 25, 1980, the US District Court for the Southern District of Georgia (per Judge B. Avant Edenfield) denies the People Organized for Equal Rights (POER) motion (see timeline entry for August 1, 1980) and enters a permanent injunction against efforts to occupy lands at Harris Neck, Georgia, ruling, “Title has vested in the United States and cannot be returned to the original owners without Congressional authorization. There is no remedy for defendants in the courts.” March 23, 2019 $31 million: Chippewas of Wisconsin (see Racial Justice in America: A Reference Handbook by David B. Mustard, 2002, ABC-CLIO, p. 81). June 29, 2018 In 1996, the 75th anniversary of the Tulsa Massacre (May 31 to June 1, 1921), a bi-partisan group in the Oklahoma State legislature authorizes formation of the Oklahoma Commission to Study the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921. Members are appointed to investigate events, interview survivors, hear testimony from the public, and prepare a report of events. There is an effort toward public education about these events through the process.