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Marking 10 Years of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project

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Marking 10 Years of the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project

The Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project is marking its 10th anniversary this month. The Project is committed to commemorating the lives of the two million captive Africans who perished during the Trans-Atlantic human trade. We also honor the ten million children, women, and men who survived and whose unpaid labor built the Americas. From August 21st-23rd, we will observe this milestone and share it with our supporters with a three-day virtual program that highlights our work and our achievements over the years.

Each program will be shared on the following days. You can find brief descriptions below.

AUGUST 21ST: Expressions of Remembrance

As part of this commemoration, we are asking everyone to take this pledge as a personal commitment to honor ancestors:

AUGUST 22ND: Middle Passage and MPCPMP History

There are 55 documented U.S. Middle Passage arrival locations, 29 have markers, 5 are in planning for marker installations in 2022, and 21 still require ceremonies and markers. From 1526 to 1860, approximately 500,000 captured children, women, and men arrived on the U.S. mainland.

AUGUST 23RD: MPCPMP 10th Anniversary and UN International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

Today, we celebrate our 10th anniversary. This ongoing work to install all 55 of arrival site markers reflects our commitment to justice, healing, and truth-telling with a more inclusive narrative of this nation.

Please take the pledge, and donate if you are able!

We are reccomending $10 donations to help mark 10 years!

Your participation over the years is key to our success. To continue this significant work, the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project asks for your financial support. Please make a donation on this page or send your donation to:

Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project, Inc.
P.O. Box 3071
Jacksonville, FL 32206