Harlem (April 27, 2019) - HR 1242 Resilience Project, President Don Victor Mooney in preparation for 400 year anniversary commemoration at Brooklyn Bridge Park, turned to Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. The archives and rare books; photographs and print divisions brought a clear picture of Black life dating back to 16th century to present.
During his research, Don Mooney explored Brooklyn abolitionists and William Lloyd Garrison was among that group of fearless leaders to end slavery. In modern times, Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood vision of sharing the Black Holocaust, the MAAFA to New Yorkers was in the archives at Schomburg., respectfully. In the 2002 commemorative journal for MAAFA, it was shared that "The Way Out....is Back Through. May We Never Forget to Remember!!! This year marks 25th anniversary of the MAAFA Commemoration.
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of The New York Public Library is generally recognized as the world’s leading research library devoted exclusively to documenting the history and cultural development of peoples of African descent worldwide. From its founding in 1925 during the Harlem Renaissance, the Center has amassed vast collections of over 10 million items.
New York City (April 25, 2019) - HR 1242 Resilience Project, President Don Victor Mooney in preparation for 400 year anniversary commemoration at Brooklyn Bridge Park, research brought him to The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division at the New York Public Library, where he was able to examine records of warehouses and buildings along the Brooklyn Waterfront.
The Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division at the New York Public Library is one of the world’s premier map collections in terms of size, scope, unique holdings, diversity and intensity of use. Established in 1898, our holdings include more than 433,000 sheet maps and 20,000 books and atlases published between the 16th and 21st centuries. The collections range from the global to the local scale and support the learning and research needs of a wide variety of users.
New York City (April 24, 2019) - HR 1242 Resilience Project will culminate HR 1242 Tour (December 1 - 10) to Praia, Cape Verde, Dakar/ Goree Island in Senegal, Las Palmas, Canary Islands, and Oyala, Equatorial Guinea with an economic conference in the country's capital city of Malabo on December 9 & 10.
This conference will be another opportunity to bring investors and policy makers together with stakeholders on the African continent to spur economic partnerships
Brooklyn (April 19, 2019) - Brooklyn Borough President, Eric Adams shares a road map to strengthen HR 1242 Resilience Project. At the meeting, HR 1242 Resilience Project was joined by representatives of Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood, Spiritual Engineer at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church. Mr. Richard Bearak, Director of Land Use was brought into convey strategic advice for the project. Among other things, Borough President conveyed a forthcoming Sister City collaboration with Goree Island.
Brooklyn (April 19, 2019) - Brooklyn Bridge Park authorities in meeting with HR 1242 Resilience Project, President, Don Victor Mooney, announced that the park will assist in an event to join the national commemorations for the 400th Year Anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving in English colonies in 1619.
At the Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Africans and African Americans that worked on the waterfront, farmlands, storage centers, and those who sought freedom aboard ships arriving in Brooklyn ports along with the abolitionist and Native Americans that took bold steps to help the enslaved will be remember
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