Flight to Freedom: Caribbean Rafters

Grade Range: 5-12
Resource Type(s): Reference Materials, Web Link
Date Posted: 1/5/2011

The lure of economic opportunity and political freedom in the 20th century enticed many Caribbean people to attempt the risky journey to the United States aboard rafts and other flimsy vessels. Those arriving from communist Cuba were generally given refugee status and allowed to stay, while most from Haiti and other impoverished areas were returned.

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