Mr. Matar Diop Kane, Retired Adjunct Commander of Senegalese Nationale Gendermarie, visiting from Dakar, Senegal leads a Muslim prayer for the first wreath-laying into the New York Harbor on Saturday as Victor Mooney, of Forest Hills, New York and executive director of South African Arts International, Ltd., Jimmy Cleckley, Park Ranger at African Burial Ground and NYPD Harbor Patrol Officers stand in solidarity.
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.
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 United Nations In Honor of the Victims ofand the Transatlantic Slave Trade.
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