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Activist Petitions for ‘Resilience Plaque’ at Bklyn Bridge to Commemorate African Slave Trade

 Brooklyn Reader (March 27, 2019)  - “We need perseverance every day, and getting kids to do well in school can be challenging,” Mooney said. “Now they can relate to something that did happen and understand that they can overcome obstacles and challenges. With perseverance, studying and having faith, there’s nothing that they can’t accomplish.”  

March 28, 2019 - Don Victor Mooney speaks at Civil Society Briefing "Remember Slavery: The Role of Memorials in Preserving History" at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Afterwards, Dr. Sherril Wilson echoes Mooney's compassion on telling our collective history.  

In commemoration of the 400th year anniversary of the first enslaved Africans to arrived in the English colonies in 1619, H.R. 1242 Resilience Project seeks the public support on putting a stone plaque at New York's Brooklyn Bridge. 

Don Victor Mooney, President, H.R. 1242 Resilience Project, Inc. announce an initiative to place a stone plaque at New York's Brooklyn Bridge in celebration of this year's 400th Anniversary of the first arrival of twelve and odd enslaved Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia in 1619. 

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Rev. Sharpton Joins Petition Campaign for Resilience Plaque at Brooklyn Bridge Park

HARLEM, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, March 18, 2019 -- Rev. Dr. Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network (NAN) announced his support for a stone plaque to be mounted at Brooklyn Bridge Park at NAN's Saturday Rally.

H.R. 1242 resilience plaque at New York's Brooklyn Bridge Park

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 26, 2019 -- In celebration of this year's 400th Anniversary of the first arrival of twelve and odd enslaved Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia in 1619, New York-based H.R. 1242 Resilience Project request to place a plaque embedded into a stone at the first steps of Don Victor Mooney when he reached the shores of New York's Brooklyn Bridge. 

Equatorial Guinea is last port for H.R. 1242 Resilience Project

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, February 4, 2019 -- H.R. 1242 Resilience Project, Inc. launches a commemoration for the 400 Years of African American History with a social media campaign sharing faces of resilience, commemorative plaques, book release, and a four-hundred delegation resilience tour to the Canary Islands, Cape Verde, Senegal, and Equatorial Guinea from December 1 - 10.