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Home arrowNews arrow June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month

June is National Caribbean American Heritage Month

Christiansted, VI market squareThe ACHP joins in celebrating the 10th anniversary of Caribbean American Heritage Month in 2016, which recognizes the contributions Caribbean Americans have made to history and culture in the United States. The Caribbean American community has been active in historic preservation, and you can read about the successful efforts to protect and preserve the UNESCO World Heritage Site and surrounding environs at the San Juan National Historical Site in Puerto Rico in the ACHP’s Section 106 Success Stories series.

Several Caribbean American neighborhoods have also been designated as Preserve America Communities, which recognizes their efforts to promote historical awareness and ongoing community revitalization using historic assets. You can read about Preserve America Communities in Miami, Tampa, Charlotte Amalie, Christiansted, and Frederiksted in U.S. Virgin Islands.