With a large population of immigrants from the Caribbean and Africa post-Immigration Laws of 1965, new cultures and nationalities increasingly became core additions to Black Brooklyn. Like African-American Brooklynites, they too were not often welcome in white establishments, and so African and “Caribbean people required their own stores, beauty parlors and barber shops, real estate agents, bars, and restaurants.” Expectedly, targeted advertising for necessary services like overseas shipping also cropped up.
The volunteer for this site of memory was born in Guyana and recently came to live in Brooklyn. Oftentimes, he ships barrels home for family so he stands in memoriam of Medas Moving and Shipping Inc., the African and Caribbean shipping company that precedes his own barrel shipping undertakings.
The West-Indian Americans, 42
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