The U.S. Senate approved, by voice vote, S.R. 39, which called for the lawmakers to apologize to lynching victims, survivors, and their descendants, several whom were watching from the gallery. March 23, 2019 No Comments Back to Timeline Related Previous Post Next Post You may also like June 28, 2018 On March 3, 1865, the Freedmen’s Bureau is created by an act of Congress. According to Section 4 of the first Freedmen’s Bureau Act, the agency “shall have authority to set apart for use of loyal refugees and Freedmen such tracts of land within the insurrectionary states as shall have been abandoned or to which the United States shall have acquired title by confiscation or sale, or otherwise; and to every male citizen, whether refugee or Freeman, as aforesaid there shall be assigned not more than forty acres of land.” June 29, 2018 In June 2017, St. Louis Aldermember John Collins Muhammad introduces a resolution in support of a bill in the U.S. House (HR 40) and signals more ordinances will follow calling for a local study on slavery and reparations. June 29, 2018 In 1967, the Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization (IFCO) is established.