NYC Pauses To Its Slave History
Victor Mooney, of Forest Hills, New York and executive director of South African Arts International, Ltd. prays before releasing a wreath into the New York Harbor on Saturday. Mr. Mooney was joined by Mr. Matar Diop Kane, Retired Adjunct Commander of Senegalese Nationale Gendermarie, visiting from Dakar, Senegal and NYPD Harbor Patrol Officers. The wreath-laying was preceded by a three-day memorial at the African Burial Ground in New York City, which SUNY Maritime College Cadets, City Officials and Diplomats attending 67th Session of the United Nations paid hommage. (Photo: Wreath-laying at NY Harbor for African Slaves, GC Media credit ” Goree Challenge PHOTO / NYPD(R) “
Later this year, Mr. Mooney will make his fourth bid and row the “Spirit of Malabo” from Las Palmas, Canary Islands to New York City for an AIDS-free Generation and to raise funds and awareness for the Permanent Memorial at the United Nations In Honor of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
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