The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) hosts some 80 representatives in Atlanta, Georgia at the so-called Minority Group Conference in preparation for the Poor People’s Campaign (see timeline entry for December 4, 1967). June 29, 2018 No Comments Reference: http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Poor_People%27s_Campaign Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like March 23, 2019 The Supreme Court, in a 4-4 deadlock, let stand a lower court’s order that the state of Washington make billions of dollars worth of repairs to roads, where the state had built culverts below road channels and structures in a way that prevented salmon from swimming through and reaching their spawning grounds, that had damaged the state’s salmon habitats and contributed to population loss. The case involved the Stevens Treaties, a series of agreements in 1854-55, in which tribes in Washington State gave up millions of acres of land in exchange for “the right to take fish.” Implicit in the treaties, courts would later rule, was a guarantee that there would be enough fish for the tribes to harvest. Destroying the habitat reduces the population and thus violates these treaties. This decision directly affects the Swinomish Tribe (“A Victory For A Tribe That’s Lost Its Salmon” by John Eligon, The New York Times, June 12, 2018). June 29, 2018 On December 4, 1995, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decides Cato v. United States, 70 F.3d 1103 (9th Cir. 1995), rejecting reparations damages claim against the US on ground that US has not waived its sovereign immunity with respect to any of plaintiff’s theories of relief. June 29, 2018 In 2005, the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland convenes a reparations task force, which hosts a diocese-wide conversation with Dr. Raymond A. Winbush, Ph.D, professor and director of the Institute of Urban Research at Morgan State University.