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Caribbean American Heritage Book


The foreword was written by the President of Howard University,  Dr. Wayne A. I. Frederick, M.D., MBA. Excerpts from his foreword and a short bio are included below. A more detailed bio is contained in the body of the book.

President Barack Obama and Howard University President, Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, at the University's 2016 Commencement

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…….. The book delves into the history of Caribbean Americans, and the significant contributions that they have made to both their local and global communities.


…….. It will surely enhance the sense of pride among Caribbean Americans, Caribbean immigrants and their descendants.


…….. The biographical information that is so elegantly presented in this text helps us to challenge negative stereotyping that portrays Caribbean Americans as benefiting from the Civil Rights Movement, without having participated in it.


…….. Readers should be excited to explore a text that neatly packages under one title the successes of Caribbean Americans in their roles as activists, United States senators, politicians, public servants, Nobel Prize winners, scientists, medical professionals, entrepreneurs, sporting heroes, award-winning entertainers, and even a founding father……..




Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick was confirmed by Howard University’s Board of Trustees as the university’s 17th president on July 21st 2014. A private, research university, Howard boasts a student population of more than 10,000, with 13 schools and colleges, in which students pursue studies in more than 120 areas, leading to undergraduate, graduate, and professional degrees, including  law, business, dentistry and medicine.


Celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2017, the university produces more on campus African-American Ph.D. recipients than any other American University. Since 1998 Howard University has produced two Rhodes Scholars, two Truman Scholars, a Marshall Scholar, 30 Fulbright Scholars and 11 Pickering Fellows. Howard is ranked in the top 75 on the 2015 Bloomberg Businessweek college rankings. The Princeton Review named the school of business among the top five for most competitive students. The National Law Journal rates the law school among the top 25 in America.


Its president, distinguished researcher and surgeon Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, is the recipient of several awards honoring his outstanding scholarship and service, including being named “Super Doctor” by The Washington Post. He has served on several prestigious national and state medical bodies: Director of the Drew-Walker Residents Forum of the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association; Vice Chairman of the District of Columbia Board of Medicine; and Chair of the Surgical Section of the National Medical Association.


The distinguished surgeon, Dr. Frederick, has been accepted as a Fellow, American College of Surgeons (FACS). This professional designation ensures that “the surgeon’s education and training, professional qualifications, surgical competence, and ethical conduct have passed a rigorous evaluation, and have been found to be consistent with the high standards established and demanded by the College.”


In May 2016, the White House announced President Obama’s intent to appoint Dr. Frederick to serve on the Board of Advisors for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The Board advises the President and the Secretary of Education on the strengthening of these valued institutions.



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