National Caribbean American Heritage Month in the United States

Published May 1, 2019

National Caribbean American Heritage Month in the United States

JUNE 2019

Caribbean Americans have been contributing to the development of the United States of America since 1672.  The official campaign for a National Caribbean American Heritage Month began in 2004 when a legislative bill was tabled in Congress by US Congresswoman Barbara Lee. Language was provided by ICS President Dr. Claire Nelson, PhD. The Bill was reintroduced and passed the House in June 2005 and the Senate in February 2006. A Proclamation making the resolution official was signed by President George W. Bush on June 5, 2006. Every US President since then has signed Proclamations recognizing JUNE as National Caribbean American Heritage Month. This is the time to celebrate in high gear the contributions and achievements of our Caribbean ancestors, fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters of all ethnicities for their efforts in building this great nation. Watch for announcements of celebration activities across the country on “The Jamaica Diaspora Show®,” Hartford Public Access Television, Channel 5. (www.HPATV.org), and YouTube. Visit https://www.facebook.com/www.HPATV.org/

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