Caribbean Heritage Month is a celebration during the month of June which was fostered by residents of Washington, DC and the Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS). In 1999, ICS began to petition former President Bill Clinton for the recognition of a Caribbean American Heritage Month. Caribbean Heritage Month commemoration was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2005 to recognize the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau https://www.census.gov/newsroom/stories/caribbean-american-heritage-month.html
Source: U.S. Department of the Interior https://www.doi.gov/sites/doi.gov/files/uploads/national-caribbean-american-heritage-month-infographic.pdf
HOW TO OBSERVE
Share your experiences and knowledge during National Caribbean-American Heritage month. Learn the history of immigration from the Caribbean by visiting libraries, museums and exhibits. Visit with friends and family members and learn about their experiences and culture. Use #CaribbeanAmericanHeritageMonth to share on social media.
BOOKS & BROWSING
CREATE A MUSIC PLAYLIST ON FREEGAL (MUSICAL BEATS FROM THE CARIBBEAN)
STREAM MOVIES & DOCUMENTARIES ON CARIBBEAN CULTURE
CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH
The Georgia Caribbean American Heritage Coalition (GCAHC) Facebook Page