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 June 29, 2018 On April 14, 2015, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces the creation of a $5.5 million city fund for individuals who could prove that they were victimized by former Chicago Police Department commander Jon Burge. (When this fund is first proposed by Aldermembers in 2013, they suggest that it should be established for $20 million.) June 28, 2018 Despite the reversal of the Major General W. T. Sherman’s Special Field Order No. 15 (see timeline entry for January 16, 1865), former slave Robert Dellegall is bequeathed former plantation lands, which become the home of a Gullah community on Harris Neck, Georgia from 1865 to 1942. June 29, 2018 On August 1, 1980, Edgar Timmons. Jr. and the group known as People Organized for Equal Rights (POER) file a motion for the return of Harris Neck, Georgia (see timeline entry for July 1942). Attorneys for POER include Clarence Martin of Savannah, Georgia and Eric Schnapper of New York. The NAACP and the Emergency Land Fund assist POER in the effort.