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Institute of Americans from African and Caribbean Nations

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Institute of Americans from African and Caribbean Nations

The Institute of Americans from African and Caribbean Nations is founded by native African and Caribbean Americans who aim to restore America's beacon for freedom for Americans and the world by educating all Americans about our founding principles and ideals about self-government.


Much of the recent growth in the foreign-born black population has been fueled by African migration. Between 2000 and 2016, the black African immigrant population more than doubled, from 574,000 to 1.6 million. Africans now make up 39% of the overall foreign-born black population, up from 24% in 2000. Still, roughly half of all foreign-born blacks living in the U.S. in 2016 (49%) were from the Caribbean, with Jamaica and Haiti being the largest source countries. (Source: Pew Research Center)


Black immigrants from Africa are more likely than Americans overall to have a college degree or higher. (Source: Pew Research Center)


Eight percent of blacks were second-generation Americans – meaning they were born in the U.S. but have at least one foreign-born parent, according to the Center’s analysis of the Census Bureau’s 2016 Current Population Survey. In total, black immigrants and their children make up roughly one-fifth (18%) of the overall black population in the U.S. (Source: Pew Research Center)