Rename Virginia Inside Passage to Harriet Tubman Inside Waterway

Wherever there was a waterway, it was an escape route for the enslaved durng the Underground Railroad. The Virginia Inside Passage, along with several bays located in Virginia, Maryland and Delaware was the corridor for freedom along the Eastern Shore of Delmarva Peninsula and saw countless enslaved Africans take this route to emancipate themselves from the shackles of slavery. 

This waterway wil honor the enslaved who traverse this route (KNOWN AND UNKNOWN), and the abolitionists and Native Americans who gave refuge to them along the way, and one of the most resilient conductors of the Underground Railroad: Harriet Tubman.

There are no appropriations needed from Congress for the Harriet Tubman Waterway Act.


Daily Challenge (September 6, 2019) - Elected, civic leaders, labor, and law enforcement gathered with United Nations diplomats at Brooklyn's Pebble Beach to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to the English colonies. The theme for the commemoration was 400 years: Resilience, Faith, Healing and Partnership. It was coordinated by HR 1242 Resilience Project President, Don Victor Mooney, who rowed from Africa to US in 2014 following one of the transatlantic slave routes, in partnership with Brooklyn Borough Hall on August 17, 2019.