H.R. 1242 Resilience Project, Inc. is coordinating a commemoration for the 400 Years of African American History Commission Act through the following activities.
NEW YORK JUNE 28, 2014 / 8:39 AM / AP - An American rower who set out to cross the Atlantic Ocean in honor of his brother reached the Caribbean island of Saint Martin.
A spokeswoman for 48-year-old Victor Mooney said early Saturday the specially built oceangoing rowboat was towed about 20 miles to shore Friday while Mooney was aboard a search and rescue vessel. He has lost 80 pounds as he continues a 3,000-mile journey from the African coast to the British Virgin Islands, and then another 1,800-plus miles to New York.
Mooney was taken to a hospital for observation when he arrived, spokeswoman Lisa Samuels said in an email. She said that Mooney survived a shark attack that punctured his boat and will continue to the British Virgin Islands after getting "some needed rest."
Dr. Rev. Herbert Daughtry, Don Victor Mooney, US Embassy in Dakar Charge de' Affairs, and others inside The House of Slaves (Maison des Esclaves) and its Door of No Return. Mooney was leaving on his second attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean. He didn't make it.
On Don Victor Mooney's third attempt to row across the Atlantic Ocean, his boat took on water and he drifted in a life raft for 14 days in open water until rescued by MV Norfolk. He never gave up!
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