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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.

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.

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 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

See also:
- Books About Black History in Hawaii
- Famous African Americans in Hawaii's History
- Other Ethnic Groups in Hawaii



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