I want share the Caribbean side of my state. It’s so surprising to learn how we could live so close to each other, yet my experience in Connecticut is so wildly different from others’. Through my capstone I learn more about the differences and similarities between each individual’s immigration experience, and their experiences as a Caribbean American living in Connecticut.
Consisting of over 700 islands and 26 countries, the Caribbean is the source of the U.S.’s earliest and largest Black immigrant group. Today, many Caribbean people can be found all over the country working in a wide range of occupations. In 2017, 4.4 million Caribbean immigrants, about 10 percent of the nation’s 44.5 million immigrants, resided in the United States, and nearly 487,000 immigrants had come to live in Connecticut.
Product #1 - 2/19/21
Black History Month at the Rehoboth Church of God
I was honored to be apart of the Rehoboth Church's 2021 Black History month celebration. In this live broadcast of the service, you will see my two minute interview with two amazing women from Jamaica who wanted to share their stories immigrating to the United States.
This short segment is the perfect glimpse into my Senior Capstone Project, where I will be conducting multiple interviews like this one here, and combining them into a documentary of the Caribbean Immigrant Experience in Connecticut.
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Watch the Interview that inspired my Capstone!