For this year’s November-December fundraising period, MPCPMP has set a goal of $5000. In spite of the COVID pandemic, the economy, demonstrations, and all the activity surrounding elections, three documented arrival locations have installed historic Middle Passage markers in 2020: Amelia Island, FL (March); Camden, NJ (June); Boston, MA (October). A fourth marker for Pensacola, FL, has been fabricated, with an installation date to be determined. There are now 21 remaining arrival sites without markers, and several are forging ahead: Newport, RI; Charleston and Beaufort, SC; Annapolis and Baltimore, MD; and five documented locations in NC.
Ann Chinn, Executive Director
MPCPMP asks each of you to consider making a contribution to help us fulfill our mission. With your financial support, we can complete the work of installing Middle Passage markers in time for the observance in 2026 of the nation’s 250 years of independence. Who better to tell you about this project than the people who actually do the work in their communities to commemorate the ancestors, to acknowledge the local presence and contributions of Africans and their descendants in establishing this nation, and to provide a means of healing from the inhumane legacy of the Middle Passage?
We’ve invited our volunteers, facilitators, and board to share what this project means to them. You can watch over 15 testimonials via our campaign page at: https://middlepassageproject.networkforgood.com/projects/112895-middle-passage-project-end-of-year-giving-campaign
Please give generously, and for a contribution of $40.00 or more you can select a face mask or t-shirt as a thank you gift from us.