Caribbean American Heritage Month

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Caribbean American Heritage Month in USA in 2024
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About Caribbean American Heritage Month

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Dates of Caribbean American Heritage Month
2025 USA Sunday, June 1stCaribbean American Heritage Month
2024 USA Saturday, June 1stCaribbean American Heritage Month
2023 USA Thursday, June 1stCaribbean American Heritage Month
2022 USA Wednesday, June 1stCaribbean American Heritage Month
2021 USA Tuesday, June 1stCaribbean American Heritage Month
Summary
This month-long observance promotes the rich culture and heritage of the Caribbean American people and their contribution to the United States of America.

History of Caribbean American Heritage Month

In June 2005, the House of Representatives unanimously adopted H. Con. Res. 71, sponsored by Congresswoman Barbara Lee, recognizing the significance of Caribbean people and their descendants in the history and culture of the United States. On February 14, 2006, the resolution similarly passed the Senate, culminating a two-year, bipartisan and bicameral effort. The Proclamation was issued by President George Bush on June 6, 2006.

Since the declaration, the White House has issued an annual proclamation recognizing June as Caribbean-American Heritage Month. This year marks the fourteenth celebration of June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month.

The campaign to designate June as National Caribbean American Heritage Month, was spearheaded by Dr. Claire Nelson, Founder and President of the Institute of Caribbean Studies. Through the commemoration of this month, we hope to ensure that America is reminded that its greatness lies in its diversity, with Caribbean immigrants from founding father Alexander Hamilton, to journalist Malcolm Gladwell, who have shaped the American dream.

2019 Proclamation

The announcement proclaiming the 2019 Caribbean American Heritage Month said: "During National Caribbean-American Heritage Month, we acknowledge the significant ways Caribbean Americans have shaped our culture and heritage. Americans with roots in the Caribbean have greatly enriched our society, contributing to the arts, business, journalism, technology, government, religion, the military, sports, and many other fields."

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