National Caribbean-American Heritage Month: June 2021

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 

Festivals:https://fulcolibrary.bibliocommons.com/v2/search?query=caribbean%20festivals&searchType=smart&_ga=2.116433606.1781120658.1622137714-1347958728.1615826114&pagination_page=1

People:https://fulcolibrary.bibliocommons.com/v2/search?query=caribbean%20people&searchType=smart&_ga=2.116433606.1781120658.1622137714-1347958728.1615826114

Travel & Tourism: https://fulcolibrary.bibliocommons.com/v2/search?query=Travel%20(AND)%20Caribbean&searchType=smart&_ga=2.116433606.1781120658.1622137714-1347958728.1615826114

 https://fulcolibrary.bibliocommons.com/v2/search?query=Caribbean%20Tourism&searchType=smart&_ga=2.116433606.1781120658.1622137714-1347958728.1615826114

Food: https://fulcolibrary.bibliocommons.com/v2/search?query=Caribbean%20Food&searchType=smart&_ga=2.116433606.1781120658.1622137714-1347958728.1615826114


CREATE A MUSIC PLAYLIST ON FREEGAL (MUSICAL BEATS FROM THE CARIBBEAN)

https://atlanta.freegalmusic.com/home

STREAM MOVIES & DOCUMENTARIES ON CARIBBEAN CULTURE 

https://fulcolibrary.kanopy.com/s?query=caribbean&space=videos&page=0&rows=20&sort=most-relevant

CARIBBEAN AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH

https://www.archives.gov/news/topics/caribbean-american-heritage

The Georgia Caribbean American Heritage Coalition (GCAHC) Facebook Page

https://www.facebook.com/GCAHC/

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