H.R. 1242 Resilience Project, Inc. is coordinating a commemoration for the 400 Years of African American History Commission Act through the following activities.
On his fourth try, Don Victor Mooney became the first African-American to row across any ocean. His goal was to bring attention towards to global AIDS crisis and honor the countless number of his African ancestors that died during The Middle Passage and worked on plantations in the America's as slaves.
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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