In June 2017 Caribbean American Heritage Month is celebrated. West Indian Americans or Caribbean Americans are Americans who are from, or have at least one ancestor from the lands of the Caribbean, including Caribbean South America.
The Caribbean is a region that consists of the Caribbean Sea, its islands and the surrounding coasts. The region is southeast of the Gulf of Mexico and the North American mainland, east of Central America, and north of South America.
First Africans from the West Indies who arrived in the United States were slaves brought to South Carolina in the seventeenth century, primarily from Barbados and settled in South Carolina. These slaves, many them born in Africa, number among the first people of African origin imported to the British colonies of North America. (With material from: Wikipedia)