The Shoshones were paid over $6 million for land illegally seized from them (although it was only half the appraised value of the land) (Race, Racism, and Reparations by J. Angelo Corlett, 2003, Cornell University Press, p. 170). March 23, 2019 No Comments Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like 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. 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. June 29, 2018 In April 1979, members of the former Harris Neck community and their descendants (see timeline entry for July 1942) converge on Harris Neck, Georgia to reclaim their land.