May Haitian Heritage Month
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Broward Schools celebrates Haitian Heritage Month in May, and Haitian Flag Day on May 18th. Both are celebrations of Haitian heritage and culture. We encourage the use of Haitian/Haitian-American curriculum to help teachers incorporate diversity and different perspectives of history and culture into the existing curriculum, and instill a sense of pride in the Haitian students who represent approximately 10% of our student population. Haitian Heritage Month was first recognized in Boston, Massachusetts, in 1998 and can include events that celebrate Haitian culture, arts, music and cuisine.
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