New York based H.R. 1242 Resilience Project will culminate their yearlong commemoration for the 400 Years of African American History with burying a time capsule in Equatorial Guinea this week. The items include letters, books, newspapers, proclamations, citations, magazines, coins, photos, artifacts, fuel of the transatlantic slave trade (cotton, sugar, tobacco), photographs of victims of Police brutality, African American Women Suffragists and music cds. The Government of Equatorial Guinea will also contribute historic cultural items for the ceremony.
"You know my name" - 19 Strong: A photo exhibit of advocates for women's suffrage movement in commemoration of Harriet Tubman Day 2020 at U.S. Capitol Visitors Center in Washington, D.C. (3/10/20)
Shemika Berry of Accokeek, Maryland is a renowned reenactor for Harriet Tubman, interpretation coordinator at Accokeek Foundation, and former Air Force Officer gave a history lesson to the students at Harriet Tubman Elementary School in Washington, D.C on March 10. Just a few hours later, the Marylander made history as the first Harriet Tubman reenactor to perform at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center.
Gwendolyn Briley-Strand, a world-renowned reenactor for Harriet Tubman, brought some passengers to the Office of Senator Tom Carper. Representatives from the Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, NAACP, and H.R. 1242 Resilience Project, President, Don Victor Mooney, the first African-American to row across the Atlantic Ocean from Africa to New York, organized the meeting.
Ms. Briley-Strand was given the honor of introducing the President of The United States Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama at the Grand Opening of the African American Museum Of History And Culture in Washington DC.
Harriet Tubman, of Dorchester County, Maryland and Auburn, New York knew the terrain and left an indelible mark on humanity. Join HR 1242 Resilience Project in renaming Virginia Inside Passage to Harriet Tubman Waterway. Visit hr1242resilience.com.
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