HR 1242 Resilience Project culminates visit to Central New York at Tubman Home for Aged and Indigent Negroes

AUBURN, New York (October 5, 2019) - HR 1242 Resilience Project ended their visit in Auburn at The Tubman Home for Aged and Indigent Negroes with National Park Service (NPS) officers.

In prepared remarks for HR 1242 Resilience Project event at Brooklyn Bridge Park this summer, Mr. P. Daniel Smith, NPS, Deputy Director said on behalf of Secretary of Interior, Mr. David L. Bernhardt, "The richness of our great nation is in our diversity, character and passion of our people".


Stone from slave holding site featured in ceremony honoring Harriet Tubman in Auburn

AUBURN, New York (October 5, 2019) Auburn Citizen -  A stone said to have originated from a place associated with the blight of slavery was transported across the globe and placed at the Auburn grave site of a figure who fought for freedom. Tourist from Diocese of Charlotte, North Carolina joined the ceremony.

Don Victor Mooney, president of the H.R. 1242 Resilience Project group, held a commemorative ceremony Friday at the grave site of iconic abolitionist Harriet Tubman, who lived in Auburn, with a stone Mooney said was from the House of Slaves at Goree Island, Senegal, which was a holding center for slaves from Africa.


Oneida Indian Nation honored for historic contribution aiding enslaved Africans during slavery

ONEIDA, New York (October 5, 2019) Indian Country Today -  Don Victor Mooney, of Queens, and President of HR 1242 Resilience Project, presented a kente cloth to Ms. Shawn Barbano, Executive Assistant to Mr. Ray Halbritter of the Oneida Indian Nation at Turning Stone Casino Resort to recognize their historic contribution in aiding enslaved Africans during slavery.

“As we commemorate 400 years of first enslaved Africans arriving in the English colonies during 1619, we can’t ignore the contributions of Native Americans during this period in history," said Mooney.


US group honors Equatorial Guinea leader for 400 years of African-American History

NEW YORK CITY (September 27, 2019) - In a small ceremony, the President of Equatorial Guinea was honored by H.R. 1242 Resilience Project for his contributions to African-American History in the presence of H.E. Mr. Siméon Oyono Esono Angue, Minister of External Relations and Cooperation, who's leading the countries delegation for UNGA.

H.E. Anatolio Ndong Mba, Permanent Representative to United Nations, along with his two Deputy Permanent Representatives attended the ceremony, which commenced after the country's national anthem was played.


A warm thank-you from Brigadier General

AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (September 24, 2019) - Don Victor Mooney, President of HR 1242 Resilience Project received a warm letter from Brigadier General Daniel H. Tully, Commander, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing.

In August, Don Victor Mooney traveled to Qatar to mark 400th Years of African-American History with the soldiers on the base, after coordinating New York's commemoration at Brooklyn Bridge Park. The theme in New York was 400 Years: Resilience, Faith, Healing and Partnership. 


USCGC Healy arrives at Brooklyn Historical Society

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - September 10, 2019 - On behalf of United States Coast Guard Cutter (USCGC) Healy WAGM 20, HR 1242 Resilience Project President, Don Victor Mooney, delivered mementos from research vessel named after Lt. Michael Healy, after a small ceremony.  Healy was the first African-American in the Revenue Service, which is now named the U.S. Coast Guard. 

Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams declared August 17, 2019 as Lt. Michael Healy Day for HR 1242 Resilience Project commemorating 400 years of African American History at Brooklyn Bridge Park.


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.