Melba Moore appointed Goodwill Ambassador for slavery victims memorial

Melba Moore

Melba Moore

Singer and actress Melba Moore has been appointed Goodwill Ambassador for the Permanent Memorial to honour victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

The memorial will be erected at the United Nations headquarters in New York as a reminder of 400 years of the forcible enslavement of Africans who were taken to the Caribbean and the Americas.

Ms. Moore spoke to reporters on Tuesday after being presented by ambassadors of the Caribbean and African countries, which are spearheading the efforts to build the memorial.

"I am so extremely excited to have been named Goodwill Ambassador for the Permanent Memorial at the United Nations to honour the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. Of course, I shall be representing you and speaking to many many people of all different kinds of walks of life, and I hope especially in business, corporations and celebrities and media so that we can get the word out and funded and I may raise my voice in song every now and then too."

Melba Moore will be joined in her efforts by members of the reggae group Morgan Heritage who will also serve as Goodwill Ambassadors for the memorial.

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