Commemorating the nearly 2 million Africans who perished in the Middle Passage of the transatlantic human trade

Researching and identifying all ports of entry for Africans during the 350 years of the transatlantic human trade

Sponsoring remembrance ceremonies at each of more than 175 middle passage ports in 50 nations of North, Central, and South America, the Caribbean, and Europe

Planning final ceremonies on the east and west coasts of Africa by 2020

Supporting installation, with the permission of the descendant community, of port markers to identify actual areas where a permanent record can be established to honor those who died and those who survived the Middle Passage

Educating the community at large to the vital role that Africans and their descendants played in the development of both local areas and nations

Partnering with historical and cultural societies, academic institutions, churches, visitor and tourist bureaus, and community organizations to promote African Diaspora history and culture, especially related to the Middle Passage

This video was produced by Professor W. Chris Leonard,  Scripps Howard School of Journalism and Communications, Hampton University.  First Time I Saw Big Water and Remember Me were produced and performed by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon and Toshi Reagon and used by MPCPMP with their permission.