H.R. 1242 Resilience Project, Don Victor Mooney, President

H.R. 1242 Resilience Project, Inc. is coordinating a commemoration for the 400 Years of African American History Commission Act through the following activities.

  1. Social Media initiative will sharing face's of resilience with hashtag #HR1242faces.
  2. Social media initiative highlighting Historically Black Colleges & Universities with hashtag #HBCUresilience
  3. Highlighting the resilience and contributions of African Americans to the United States and State of New York with the Resilience Awards at Brooklyn Bridge Park.
  4. At Brooklyn Bridge Park, a battery operated candle light vigil ceremony for the Africans and African Americans that worked on the Brooklyn waterfront, farmlands, estates, storage centers, and those who sought freedom aboard ships arriving in Brooklyn, along with the abolitionist and Native Americans that took bold steps to help the enslaved will be remembered. 
  5. Tell the Goree Challenge Story with unveiling H.R. 1242 Resilience Plaque's.
  6. Goree Challenge Story Book Release.
  7. Sharing Don Victor Mooney's Bridge Building efforts between USA and Arab/ Muslim Countries.

Cross-Atlantic rower reaches Caribbean

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.

Goree Island, Senegal


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.

Middle of Atlantic Ocean


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!