Harlem (March 16, 2019) - City of New York Public Advocate Jumaane Williams lends his support to mount a stone plaque at Brooklyn Bridge Park in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving in the English Colonies in 1619 and the resilience of African Americans.
Hempstead, Long Island (March 12, 2019) - Don Victor Mooney, President of HR 1242 Resilience Project, announces African American Museum of Nassau County intention to repatriate primitive art to Benin, which located in West Africa. Museum executive director, Mrs. Joycetta Pierce asked Don Victor Mooney, of Flushing, Queens support in returning this historic art piece.
The art work is estimated to date back from 1500's. In 1986 a similar piece was auction in Sothbey's for two million.The repatriation of African art is just as relevant as art work looted by the Nazi's, said Don Victor Mooney.
Brooklyn, New York (March 11, 2019) - After the blessing of Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood, Senior Pastor and Spiritual Engineer at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, the congregation are mobilizing to support HR 1242 Resilience Project.
Rev. Dr. Youngblood was one of the first clergy in New York, back in 2006, to support Mooney's transatlantic rowing attempts. This support laid a foundation of respect, integrity and brotherhood amongst them.
Brooklyn (March 7, 2019) - At a local Dunkin Donuts, Brooklyn launched #HR1242Faces campaign. This initiative is designed to get youth involved and informed about the historic history of the first enslaved Africans arriving in the English colonies.
This campaign is been rolled out on social media. In the near future, HR Resilience Project will bring this to area schools and beyond.
Brooklyn (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, Inc. 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. Mooney's five thousand miles transatlantic solo row started from the coast of Africa and took twenty-one months with many challenges, a first for a African American.
H.R. 1242 bill calls for commemorations to mark the 400th anniversary of the first arrival of twelve and odd enslaved Africans in the English colonies at Point Comfort, Virginia in 1619, recognize the resilience of African Americans and their contributions to the United States.
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