June 2021 Newsletter

On the international level, the United Nations issued a report on reparations. We are doing our part by memorializing Middle Passage African ancestors at the 52 documented U.S. arrival locations for the purpose of promoting truth-telling, justice, and healing.  In June, we added to that number the three U.S. territories with Middle Passage history – San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Croix and St. Thomas, Virgin Islands – raising the number Read More

Newsletter: April to July 2019

Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Project (MPCPMP)  Newsletter: April – July 2019 So much has happened since the last MPCPMP newsletter. Our focus now is tying up loose ends and organizing data, photos, and archival materials related to the Project’s eight-year history. We are projecting a completion date of 2020 or 2021 when documented U.S. Middle Passage arrival locations will have conducted at least one ancestral remembrance ceremony and installed Read More

Quarterly Newsletter: April-June, 2017

The spring quarter was productive and encouraging. A marker was dedicated in Galveston, Texas; networking and promoting the Project were ongoing, especially along the Gulf Coast and at the CLAW Conference in Charleston; and production has begun of a documentary video highlighting the Project’s first five years. The Executive Board continues to identify funding sources to address travel and expenses related to organizing at the remaining 26 arrival sites where Read More

MPCPMP Quarterly Newsletter: January – March 2017

During this quarter, Project efforts focused primarily on networking, grant solicitation, and preparing for marker installations in Camden, NJ; Galveston, TX; and Boston, MA. In January, MPCPMP made a presentation at the quarterly meeting of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission in St. Augustine, FL, and a formal submission for partnership with the Commission. One third of the documented US Middle Passage arrival sites are located within the Corridor. Read More