Mayor of Washington D.C., The Honorable Muriel Bowser, bestows an historic proclamation for Harriet Tubman Day at U.S. Capitol Visitors Center

March 4, 2020 (Washington, DC) - The Honorable Muriel Bowser, Mayor of Washington, D.C. honors the legacy of Harriet Tubman at U.S. Capital Visitors Center with a historic proclamation. Mayor Bowser became the first woman ever re-elected as the Mayor of Washington, DC and the first mayor to earn a second term in 16 years. Since taking office, the Mayor has taken bold steps to reset DC’s global and national competitiveness, speed up affordable housing production, and to diversify the DC economy. 


The Harriet Tubman Memorial Stone comes to Senegal Mission to the United Nations in New York

New York, New York (February 29, 2020) On the final day of Black History Month, H.R. 1242 President, Don Victor Mooney brought the stone he retrieved from Maison de Esclaves/ Slave House on Goree Island, Senegal for a future memorial dedicated to Harriet Tubman to the Permanent Mission of Senegal to United Nations. 

Mooney was joined by Dr. Queen Mother Delois Blakley, Merle English, a former staff writer at Newsday who broke the story of Mooney's dream to row from Africa to New York in 2004: Mapping a Slave Route Tribute / Boatman plans Atlantic trek to pay homage. Mooney completed the dream on his fourty try, 10 years later.


United Nations + Diaspora touch a stone in solidarity for a future memorial dedicated to Harriet Tubman

New York, New York (February 29, 2020) - Ms. Maha El-Bahrawi of United Nations Department of Global Communication attended a reception at Senegal Permanent Mission to United Nations for a talk about the importance of memorials. The President of Senegal, H.E. Macky Sall has launched a global campaign called Memorial de Goree, Un Monument de la Reconnaissance Africaine dans la Transatlanticite.

Among other things, Ms. Maha El-Bahrawi later joined H.R.1242 Resilience Project and the Diaspora as they touched a stone from the Slave House on Goree Island, Senegal that was dedicated to Harriet Tubman last year for a future memorial in the United States.


An exhibit of Women's Suffrage Movement joins Harriet Tubman Day in the U.S. Sentate

Washington, D.C. (February 26, 2020) - H.R. 1242 Resilience Project is mounting a photo exhibition of women pioneers during the Suffrage Movement from across America in commemoration of Harriet Tubman Day on March 10, 2020, in the Capitol Visitor's Center (SVC). 

The year 2020 also marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women's constitutional right to vote. ,


U.S. Senate approves Harriet Tubman Day

Washington, D.C. (February 26, 2020) - H.R. 1242 Resilience Project received a confirmation from the Office of U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (California) that their request to host an event in the U.S. Senate building on March 10 has been confirmed at Capitol Visitor's Center (SVC).

Harriet Tubman Day is an American holiday in honor of the anti-slavery activist Harriet Tubman, observed on March 10 in the whole country. 


U.S. Senators open the doors for Harriet Tubman Waterway Act

Washington, D.C. (February 26, 2020) - U.S. Senator Charles Schumer (New York) and U.S. Senator Tom Carper (Delaware) are the first senators to learn more about the proposed legislation to rename Virginia Inside Passage to Harriet Tubman Waterway from H.R. 1242 Resilience Project and local partners on March 10, which coincides with America's commemoration of Harriet Tubman Day.


H.R. 1242 Resilience Project kicks-off Harriet Tubman Day in a school named after the American heroine

February 25, 2020 - The Harriet Tubman Elementary School will be the first stop in commemoration of Harriet Tubman Day on March 10, for the H.R. 1242 Resilience Project. Tubman offers a comprehensive academic program serving the needs of all learners. 

Among other things, Tubman as a spy for the Union Army during the Civil War,  made several visits to Washington, DC. 


The love for Harriet Tubman shines

February 21, 2020 (Washington, DC) - As HR 1242 Resilience Project awaits confirmation to commemorate Harriet Tubman Day at the U.S. Senate on March 10, another reenactor pledges to share America's Heroine story. 

Ms. Gwendolyn Briley-Strand, an alumni of Fordham University has performed as a professional actor on stage, television, and film for over 30 years. Her objective is to use the art of theatre to teach history.