Tubman Boosters lend a hand to national campaign for Harriet

Auburn, New York (December 1, 2019) -  Tubman Boosters roll into action to support the renaming of Virginia Inside Passage to Harriet Tubman Waterway. The group also made the first contribution towards the campaign for General Tubman.

Tubman Booster's mission is to keep the Memory of Harriet Tubman's remarkable life's work in the forefront, constantly shining a light for all who pursue a free, peaceful & productive society. 


Harriet Tubman Waterway soars with faith

Cape Charles, Virginia (November 17, 2019) - HR 1242 Resilience Project President, Don Victor Mooney talked on Psalms 91 ~ “he’s my refuge & my fortress”, and then he shared Harriet Tubman Waterway initiative at African Baptist Church in Cape Charles, Virginia, which is located a short walking distance from Virginia Inside Passage. The amens echoed throughtout this historic church as Mooney's testimony touched the heart and soul of those in attendance.  

The African Baptist Church is a 144 year old historical landmark and a part of The Eastern Shore Virginia & Maryland Baptist Association.


HR 1242 Resilience Project visits African Baptist Church in Cape Charles, Virginia

Cape Charles, Virginia (November 17, 2019) -  After guest preacher, Rev. James Jones of New Macedonia Baptist Church gave the benediction at the African Baptist Church, Don Victor Mooney, President of HR 1242 Resilience Project, spoke about an initiative to rename Virginia Inside Passage to the Harriet Tubman Waterway. This was Mooney's first visit after stopping at the church while enroute to New York by rowboat in 2015, where Pastor Rev. Garris and congregation welcomed him home.


Virginia Governor gets a double take on Harriet

Caperville, Virginia  (November 17, 2019) Don Victor Mooney met Rev. Kelvin Jones, Governor Ralph Northam Pastor at First Baptist Church in Capeville. He pledged to share the Harriet Tubman Waterway initiative with the Governor. Earlier in the week, Mooney had an email exchange with Ms. Traci De Shazor, Deputy Secretary for the Commonwealth about his visit to the Eastern Shore.  


Dorchester County NAACP says Yes, for Harriet

Ocean City, Maryland (November 16, 2019) - Dorchester County NAACP President, Ivory Smith lent support at Harriet Tubman Waterway info session, which was sponsored by Fager's Island. Despite the strongs winds, some community folks ventured out to listen about this initiative honoring an American hero. The Office of Lt. Governor,  Boyd K. Rutherford  of Maryland was updated on this initiative and sent a note of acknowledgement. 

After rowing across the Atlantic Ocean, Mooney was the keynote speaker for 2018 Ocean City Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, and he received the ceremonial Key to the City.


Hommage paid at St. George African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church & Cemetry

Lewes, Delaware  (November 16, 2019) - Don Victor Mooney, President of HR 1242 Resilience Project ended his visit at one of Delaware's most historic and cultural landmarks for African-Americans. This parcel of land was donated by Mr. Peter Lewis, a free Black shipbuilder, who also was an AME Delegate prior to 1880. 

Among other things, AME Church was an integral part of Mooney's transatlantic row from Africa to New York's Brooklyn Bridge. This church is founded on perseverance. The community is also mobilizing to renamed a stretch of pavement in honor of Martin Luther King,.Jr.


Mayor of Lewes, Delaware is onboard for Harriet Tubman Waterway

Lewes, Delaware (November 16, 2019) - HR 1242 Resilience Project launched the first Harriet Tubman Waterway info session in partnership with Lewes Historical Society. 

After the event, Mayor of Lewes, Ted Becker pledged his support. Mooney ended his visit to Lewes, where he paid hommage at the oldest known graves of African-Americans in Delaware. In 2015, Mooney docked in Lewes Harbor Marina before continuing his transatlantic row to New York.


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".


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.