As a part of Black History Month, Rachel Cargle invites us (white people) to do our own research. She is providing prompts each day to Google. Today's prompt is The Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project.
One such ceremony takes place on Coney Island each year.
"On the second Saturday of June, a group of men, women, and children dressed entirely in white make the long journey to stand, hand-in-hand, at the edge of the shore. As the Cyclone roars in the background, they cast flowers into the surf in remembrance of the nearly 13 million Africans who were shipped as cargo across the Atlantic, and the two million who died onboard."