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Caribbean Heritage Month Ft Lauderdale FL

Caribbean photoCaribbean-American Heritage Month

 

Currently the population of Caribbean Americans in Ft Lauderdale ,Florida, South Florida and the entire United States total approximately 10 million. They come from 30 different islands including Haiti, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico and Jamaica. In the melting pots of the larger metropolitan cities of New York, Washington D.C, Boston and Atlanta nearly every island is represented there. There are pockets in Brooklyn New York where the entire neighborhood is completely populated with Caribbean people. Caribbean Americans have played an important role in the shaping of America since its founding. To help bring attention to this long and diverse history Dr. Claire Nelson founded The Institute of Caribbean Studies (ICS) in 1993 to bring attention to and advocate for the concerns of the Caribbean-American community in both the private and public sector. This effort included national recognition of the Caribbean-American Heritage and in 1999 ICS sent a letter to President Clinton requesting a month dedicated as Caribbean-American History Month.

 

It wasn’t until 2004 that Congresswoman Barbara Lee introduced legislation for such a proclamation. Reintroduced a year later the House unanimously passed Congresswoman Lee’s bill in June 2005 and the Senate passed their own legislation a few months later in February 2006, leading to President George W. Bush issuing the first Presidential proclamation declaring June Caribbean-American Heritage Month on June 5, 2006.

 

The month of June is now celebrated with festivities and a myriad of events all over the country to commemorate the time. We at County Insurance Group warmly celebrate this acknowledgment of our people to the social fabric of America.

We specialized in providing Insurance Coverage to the Caribbean community, Business Insurance,Automobile Insurance, Home Insurance and Liability Coverage.

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