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African-American Culture in Hawaii

Information about African-American culture in Hawaii. Hawaii is very ethnically diverse but African Americans make up only about 3% of its population, making them one of Hawaii's smallest ethnic groups. Here is some information about black history in Hawaii and the African American community in Hawaii today.

Martin Luther King Day in Hawaii
In the late 1980's the Legislature of the State of Hawaii declared the third Monday in January to be an official Hawaii state holiday to honor the memory and achievements of Doctor Martin Luther King. The first Martin Luther King Day holiday in Hawaii was on January 16, 1989.

African American Organizations in Hawaii
Includes the African American Diversity Cultural Center of Hawaii, the African American Heritage Foundation of Maui, the Doctor Martin Luther King Coalition of Hawaii, the African American Lawyers Association of Hawaii, and other organizations.

African Americans in Hawaii's History
Bios and stories about famous African Americans who were either born in Hawaii or lived there a significant length of time.

Books About Black History in Hawaii
A collection of books about Africans and African Americans in Hawaii and black history in Hawaii.

U.S. President Obama Grew Up in Hawaii
United States President Barack Obama grew up in Hawaii and he attended Punahou School.

African Americans in Hawaii: A Bibliography (PDF)
These materials related to African-Americans in Hawaii are available in the Hawaii and Pacific Section of the Hawaii State Library at 478 South King Street in the historic capitol district of Downtown Honolulu.

The Double-V Campaign in World War II Hawaii
Soon after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor the largest African American newspaper in the United States called for a double victory - against the nations enemies and against racism within the country.

MCBH Black History Prayer Breakfast
This article by Sergeant Jerome Edwards includes quotes from the speakers at a 2003 Black History Month African American Prayer Breakfast presented by African-American Heritage Committee of Marine Corps Air Base Kaneohe.

Soul Hawaii Web Site

African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaii
Museum repository established to collect and archive documentation related to 200 years of black history in Hawaii and share it with the local community by educating the public and enhancing local appreciation of Hawaii's African American culture and history. Located at 1311 Kapiolani Boulevard in the Ala Moana neighborhood of Honolulu, on the island of Oahu in Hawaii.



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