Rename Virginia Inside Passage to Harriet Tubman Inside Waterway

Harriet Tubman was a Civil War spy, scout and nurse, an abolitionist, a suffragist and a hero called “Moses” for her strength and her grit as a conductor for The Underground Railroad is a historical icon that embodies the spirit of resilience. The Virginia Inside Passage was a corridor for freedom along the Eastern Shore of Delmarva Peninsula, which saw countless enslaved Africans take this route to emancipate themselves from the shackles of slavery. Harriet Tubman and Martin Luther King, Jr. knew that freedom, justice, education, and equality is an inalienable right. As we prepare to mark MLK Day 2020 nationwide, join this movement in honoring one of America's freedom fighters for human rights.

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Local partners for Harriet Tubman Waterway Act

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Mr. Ivory Smith, President of Worcester County NAACP.  

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Salisbury rallies behind Harriet Tubman Waterway Act on MLK Weekend

January 20, 2020 (Salisbury, Maryland)  - With a capacity crowd attending Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. celebration, those gathering shared their support for the Harriet Tubman Waterway Act.  Harriet Tubman spirit of resilience was on the main course for MLK breakfast.

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Harriet Tubman descendant supports Harriet Tubman Waterway Act

January 20, 2020 (Salisbury, Maryland) - Harriet Tubman descendants were among the many that signed the banner in support of Harriet Tubman Waterway Act at  the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 34th Annual "Youth Activity" Celebration at Wicomico Youth & Civic Center. 


At some point, the banner and other items will be presented to local officials. Harriet Tubman legacy is well and alive in the State of Maryland. Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed 2020 as the Year of the Woman in Maryland.

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Waving for unity at Wicomico MLK Breakfast

January 20, 2020 (Salisbury, Maryland) - At the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 34th Annual "Youth Activity" Celebration at Wicomico Youth & Civic Center, sponsored by Salisbury High School Association, Don Victor Mooney, President HR 1242 Resilience Project was the events motivational speaker.


Mooney spoke on the topic of never giving up, unity, and asked the audience what Harriet Tubman means to them. He later encourage the audience to support the Harriet Tubman Waterway Act.

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It's a go with Mayor of Cambridge

January 20, 2020 (Cambridge, Maryland) - At the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by Dorchester County NAACP Branch, the Mayor of Cambridge, Victoria Jackson-Stanley lends her support for the Harriet Tubman Waterway Act. 


She's the first female and the first African American elected as Mayor of Cambridge. It is her belief that civic involvement is the key to a community's  success.  

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State of Maryland Speaker Pro Tem lends support for Harriet Tubman Waterway Act

January 20, 2020 (Cambridge, Maryland) - At the Dorchester County Branch NAACP MLK Prayer Breakfast, Sheree Sample-Hughes, Speaker Pro Tem for the Maryland House of Delegates lends support for Harriet Tubman Waterway Act. 


In solidarity, she was joined by Ivory Smith, Worchester NAACP President, and Rev. John Moore, Philanthropy and Engagement for United Way of Delaware who was the MLK keynote speaker.

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Congressional aides for Congressman Andy Harris & Senator Chris Van Hollen pledge support for Harriet Tubman Waterway Act

January 20, 2020 (Cambridge, Maryland) - With Worcester NAACP enduring support, key congressional aides voice their support at Dorchester County Branch NAACP Prayer Breakfast. "We are going to do our best to get this legislation introduced", said Melissa Kelly, Eastern Shore Regional Director for Chris Van Hollen, US Senator for Maryland.

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HR 1242 Resilience Project honors Dorchester NAACP Branch on MLK Day

January 20, 2020 (Cambridge, Maryland) - HR 1242 Resilience Project President, Don Victor Mooney presents a memento he carried across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to New York aboard his rowboat, the Spirit of Malabo, was presented to Dorchester County NAACP President, Mr. James Pinkett. The Master of Ceremony for MLK Prayer Breakfast, Mr. Greg Meekins, Exalted Ruler, Dorchester Lodge #233, was by his side.

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"Hine ma tov"sung with passion on MLK Weekend

January 19, 2020 (Norfolk, Virginia) - Don Victor Mooney, President of HR 1242 Resilience Project had the opportunity to meet synagogue members and guests. Mooney reflected on the sea of love that was visible during the program and reception. He also shared the Harriet Tubman Waterway Act.


Hine ma tov,  the Hebrew text of Psalm 133:1 that conveys: behold how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity, was sung with passion and visible embraced during Ohef Sholom Temple MLK Celebration of Unity.

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African-American & Jewish Solidarity reaffirmed in Norfolk, Virginia on MLK Weekend

January 19, 2020 (Norfolk, Virginia) - After Ohef Sholom Temple program, HR 1242 Resilience Project President, Don Victor Mooney joined Cantor Jennifer Ruben, Temple members, & guests for a light reception. In a social setting Mooney said,  "There was a sea of love and unity. This bond we share, must be transferred with passion for the next generation."

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Peace Tube lands at Ohef Sholom Temple

January 19, 2020 (Norfolk, Virginia)- HR 1242 Resilience Project President, Don Victor Mooney ends his visit in Norfolk at Ohef Sholom Temple. As chronicled in The Times of Israel - Peace Tube crosses the Atlantic Ocean by rowboat, Mooney's mission is to present a section of the tube as a reaffirmation of African-American & Jewish solidarity. 


Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel and Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. sowed seeds of solidarity, which continues to resonate among people of humanity, said Mooney. 

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All Aboard for Harriet! Saint John’s AME

January 19, 2020 (Norfolk, Virginia) In the ministerial chambers of St. John's AME Church, Rev. Vernon Ricks gave some personal time for Don Victor Mooney, with top church officials present. 


Afterwards, Mooney toured the historic collections at the church. Rev. Ricks pledged his support to see the proposed legislation called Harriet Tubman Waterway Act realized.

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400 years remembered on MLK Weekend at St. John's AME Church in Norfolk, Virginia

January 19, 2020 (Norfolk, Virginia) - Don Victor Mooney, President of HR 1242 Resilience Project presented a small memento he carried across the Atlantic Ocean to St. John’s African Methodist Episcopal Church, Reverend Vernon L. Ricks, Sr., Pastor.


Mooney also used this opportunity share Harriet Tubman Waterway Act.  St. John's AME Church is a historic congregation in Norfolk, Virginia. Founded in 1840, it was the first African American Episcopal  Church in Virginia. 

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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.