Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Caribbean-American Heritage Month

This year marks the sixth anniversary of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.  The proclamation marks the official recognition that since the 16th Century, the destinies of the peoples of the Caribbean and the American continent have been inextricably linked. According to the Institute of Caribbean Studies, "Caribbean immigrants have been contributing to the well-being of American society since its founding. Alexander Hamilton, the First Secretary of the Treasury was from the Caribbean island of St. Kitts. We count among our famous sons and daughters, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Cicely Tyson, WEB Dubois, James Weldon Johnson, Harry Belafonte and Sidney Poitier to name a few."

How to celebrate?

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