The City of Cambridge, Massachusetts, particularly the area of The Port has a reputation for having a strong Caribbean community. To understand this history look no further than Brattle Street in West Cambridge. Many of the Loyalists - people loyal to the British Crown during the American Revolution - on Brattle Street made their fortunes from family-owned plantations in the Caribbean. The well-established trade routes between the Caribbean, New York, Boston, and Nova Scotia later became migratory routes. The established trade routes became a major catalyst for the settlement of Caribbean immigrants in the Cambridge neighborhood.
Cambridge will host its annual Caribbean American heritage month celebration with a flag raising and reception at the Cambridge City Hall.