The Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum spent time in Kapiolani Park on Monday, January 20 educating the community on the museum’s history and mission. Mrs. Deloris Guttman, Museum Director said “We use Dr. King’s holiday as a platform to educate the community about 44th U.S. President Obama’s childhood and his legacy to empower young people (future generation) to prepare them for leadership roles. President Obama serves as a role model not only for Hawaii’s youth but the world”. The Obama Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is located in Honolulu, Hawai’i.
Hawaiian Africana settlers dating back to the mid-1700s
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On Tuesday, October 29, 2019 the Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum held its regularly scheduled board meeting to honor and show appreciation for two-term Board Chairperson Marie Milks. Judge Ret. Milks is moving on from her duties as Board Chair, but will remain on Board of Directors. The museum welcomes incoming Board Chair former State Senator Will Espero.
Will Espero, Former State Senator
Board Members from left to right Edward Young, Will Espero, Marie Milks, Deloris Guttman, and Steven Guttman
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President Barack Obama is honored in Hawai’i by local residents
Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum hosted it’s 2nd Annual Obama Birthday walk on Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Ala Moana Park. The annual walk is the museum’s way of recognizing Obama’s birthday and honoring the birthplace of the 44th U.S. President. The walk generated over $1,200.00 in donations. Funds raised will support the Obama Museum in-school Program: Hawaiian Africana Youth Enrichment Program (HAYEP) to empower K12 students to aspire to achieve the highest level of education beyond their greatest dream to prepare them for leadership roles in the 22 century. The museum’s archival collection is an important component for broadening this knowledge. AADCCH long-term objective is to acquire a facility in Honolulu to honor his birthplace for youth and visitors to come to engage with each other in the Spirit of Aloha!
The Drive begins 8/6/18 to 8/4/2019. Funds raised will support the Obama Museum in-school program:Hawaiian Africana Youth Enrichment Program (HAYEP) to empower K12 students to aspire to achieve the highest level of education beyond their greatest dream to prepare them for leadership roles in the 22 century. The photo above show a 3 year old Barack Obama riding his tricycle in Honolulu, a little local boy became the 44th U.S. President! The long-term object is to acquire a facility in Honolulu to honor his birthplace for youth and visitor to come to engage with each other in the Spirit of Aloha!
“Yes We CAN DO THIS!”
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The Quonset Hut above is the only remaining footprint that has significant historical value for preservation restoration to share with future generations. Keeping tract of the footprints about people of African descent in Hawaii and WWII Pacific Theater are an integral part of the work that the Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum dba AADCCH, the ‘keepers of history’ must document and archive this history to educate preK-12 students, community, and visitor. Its our obligation and kuleana to anchor this history for future generations.
The University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture & Human Resources owned the property in Pearl City Oahu Urban Garden. Although the University of Hawaii supported the Nomination to the National Register of Historic Places for its significance, they also requested for the facility to be demolished. The Obama Museum board of directors highly recommend that President Lassner resend that recommendation. The board of directors are willing to seek federal funding to restore the structure upon administrtion’s approval of a MOU with the Obama Museum. The process is pending.
WORLD WAR II HISTORY IN HAWAII
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Among the approximately 20,000 civil defense workers, there were 600 African Americans men and women who were sent by the Department of Defense to rebuild the Naval Yard. Ernest Golden, age 19 at the time was among this group. Blacks lived in segregated housing CHA 3, three streets beginning at the present site: Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Ohana Nui Circle (sandwiched between Pearl Harbor housing and Hickam Airforce Base off Nimitz Highway back of Honolulu International Airport). Black military men lived in Quonset huts an area at Manana Barracks. Before CHA 3 was built, some civilian defense workers were housed in the old Kamehameha High School dormitories in the Kalihi area near Ft. Shafter.
Mahalo Nui Loa for Your Kokua!
Board of Directors
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