The Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project
We Are Remembering Ancestors
The Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project (MPCPMP) needs your financial help to continue working with local communities in the U.S. on the Atlantic and Gulf coasts to commemorate African ancestors and to install Middle Passage history markers.
As a result of our on-going efforts and encouragement, there has been progress made at 3 more arrival locations -- Boston, MA (marker installed October 2020); Pensacola, FL (marker fabricated and scheduled to be installed in 2021); Perth Amboy, NJ (marker installation on schedule for 2021).
The UNESCO Slave Route Project has designated forty-two of these fifty-two locations as a “Site of Memory” acknowledging their international relevance and status.
Learn More about the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project at www.middlepassageproject.org/
To hear testimonials watch this video or click on any of the names below to view on YouTube.
Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project Testimonial Compilation
Music thanks to Bernice Reagon and Toshi Reagon
- Anderson Flen (Africatown, AL)
- Ann Chinn - Executive Director (Jacksonville, FL)
- Ann Cobb - Assistant Director (Baltimore, MD)
- Bill Hamilton - Board of Directors (Louisville, KY)
- Craig Kelly (CT)
- Davette Daggett (Houston, TX)
- Deborah Shapiro (Middletown, CT)
- Derek Boyd Hankerson (St. Augustine, FL)
- Marsha Phelts (Amelia Island, FL)
- Michele (Atlanta, GA)
- Nick Huster - Web & Communications Coordinator (Algiers, LA)
- Jeannie Pirtle (Historic Sotterley, MD)
- Jeri Swinton (Kentucky)
- Joan Hubert - Board of Directors (Galveston, TX)
- John Bloomfield - Digital Archivist (Palm Coast, FL)
- Joseph Jenkins - Board of Directors (Spring Grove, VA)
- Marion Williams (Pensacola, FL)
- Michael Ginsberg (Louisville, KY)
- Regina Hartfield - Advisory Board (Cambridge, MD)
- Robert Cataliotti (Baltimore, MD)
- Victoria Hamilton (Washington, DC)
- Victoria Johnson (Newport, RI)
- Vivian Johnson (Boston, MA)
Fells Point, Baltimore, Maryland, Aug. 23, 2012
Video Highlights from the Boston Middle Passage Remembrance Ceremony
Please give generously, and for a contribution of $50.00 or more you can select a face mask or t-shirt as a thank you gift from us.