Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month

By FPL_JessicaH

June is upon us, which means it’s time to honor another amazing culture! The Caribbean islands are incredible, from flourishing rainforests to sparkling coral reefs. Here are some fun ways that you and your family can celebrate all the amazing things the Caribbean has to offer.


“Travel” to some of these amazing places while staying in the comfort of your own home. This kit includes books, DVDs, and extra online materials to make you feel like you are there.
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I find that one of the best ways to experience another culture is through their food. Check out some Caribbean cuisine and try something different!
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While you’re making some wonderful new food, try putting on some Caribbean music! From Reggaeton to Zouk, from Calypso to Salsa, there are many different genres to choose from. Try a playlist on YouTube or even Spotify to get in the spirit. Here are a few music videos to get you started.

Famous People from the Caribbean Islands

Did you know one of our Founding Fathers was considered Caribbean American? Alexander Hamilton was from the small Caribbean Island Nevis. Learn all about his life and contributions to our country by not throwing away his shot.
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Kerry Washington (actress and activist) is another Caribbean American. With hit TV shows like How to Get Away with Murder and movies like Little Fires Everywhere, she is an incredible actress and activist. Check out her memoir here:
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Lenny Kravitz is a singer-songwriter and actor. He was in the first two Hunger Games movies, and his records have sold nationwide. Check out his biography!
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Further Reading

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