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Sat, Jun 01


All Day

Caribbean American Heritage Month

Recognized each June, Caribbean American Heritage Month celebrates the unique culture and accomplishments of people from the Caribbean. This month is a celebration of culture and contributions.

Time & Location

Jun 01, 2024, 12:00 AM

All Day

About the event

The Caribbean region includes 13 countries and 17 dependent territories located in the Caribbean Sea. The vast majority (90%) of Caribbean Americans hail from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Haiti, Trinidad, and Tobago. Although Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are located in the Caribbean Sea, they are U.S. territories whose residents are U.S. citizens. 

The founder of Caribbean American Heritage Month, Dr. Claire Nelson, encourages using the month to have conversations about Caribbean American contributions to American society.  Sharing Caribbean culture with the rest of America anchors their claim “to be here in America as much as any other immigrant groups.” Click HERE to view the resources developed by The Diversity Movement.

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