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West Indian Social & Cultural Society

Jean Augustine discusses the West Indian Social and Cultural Society button.

This again was one of the early efforts that we had to unify the Caribbean community. And so we were always having efforts, and this was one that spoke to the issue of unity; let’s come together, not just Grenada, Barbados, St. Vincent, and whatnot but if we can come together as a West Indian social and cultural society that we could speak with a voice. We can have an effective voice and we can do cultural and social things that could promote the Caribbean -- the West Indies, and I like that. Again, you would see the theme of a person and then the hand with the word “unity”, and that was really kind of a symbol.