Caribbean Fever: Breaking Down the West Indian American Day Carnival
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When the city revoked the parade’s permit in 1964 following a disturbance, the festival moved to its current home, Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn, in 1969. As president of the West Indian-American Day Carnival Association (WIADCA), Carlos Lezama led the now well-established organization through many years of continued growth until he retired in 2001 at the age of 78.
(Photo: Courtesy of the West Indian American Day Carnival Association)