In 1999, the Institute of Caribbean Studies petitioned President Bill Clinton for the recognition of Caribbean-American Heritage Month, which led to unofficial celebration activities in the month of June. In 2006, the House and the Senate officially passed the resolution, and ever since, June is designated as Caribbean-American Heritage Month by Presidential Proclamation.

Since then, the celebration and acknowledgement of the significant contributions Caribbean-Americans have on the fabric of our communities have grown. The Center for Nonprofit Advancement celebrates the diverse and rich Caribbean-American culture.

The National Archives has an abundance of resources to learn more about Caribbean-American history.

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