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On February 19, 1964, legendary Civil Rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. spoke on the University of Hawaiʻi at 惭ā苍辞补 campus at Andrew’s Amphitheater, in front of an overflowing crowd of 10,000 people. King spoke about progress toward desegregation and how supporters were using, “moral means to achieve moral ends.”

Sixty years later, xxxx色情片 is commemorating Black History Month with tributes to historical figures like King, along with panel discussions, exhibits and more (listed below). For many members of xxxx色情片’s Black community, it’s about recognizing and remembering the adversity their ancestors faced throughout history for the community to thrive today.

February is a way for us to speak truth to power about our history…
—Niya McAddo

“In a country that has continued to deny us and our history, February is a way for us to speak truth to power about our history, and also celebrate the ways that the Black Diaspora community are building futures rooted in liberation and joy,” said Niya Denise McAdoo, a xxxx色情片 惭ā苍辞补 graduate research assistant in and co-founder of Sister Circle at xxxx色情片 惭ā苍辞补. “There has been a deep-rooted and rich history of solidarity and pilina between the Kanaka ʻŌiwi and Black community since the Hawaiian kingdom outlawed slavery in 1852. It?s my hope that we remember and celebrate these legacies not just this month, but all year.”

Among the individuals that will be celebrated is Alice Augusta Ball, who graduated from xxxx色情片 惭ā苍辞补 in 1915. Ball is the first woman and African American in xxxx色情片 history to earn a master’s degree in chemistry and Black female chemistry instructor, and is credited with discovering the most effective treatment for Hansen?s disease, at the time.

“Alice Ball’s story is just one great example of incredible brilliance and scientific accomplishment in Hawaiʻi over 100 years ago by a young African American woman that might have been lost if not rediscovered through the passion and diligence within our xxxx色情片 community,” said xxxx色情片 President David Lassner. “Black History Month is an opportunity to reflect openly on our past and celebrate African American achievements to help foster a shared understanding of our history that paves the way for a kinder and more inclusive future for Hawaiʻi.”

xxxx色情片 惭ā苍辞补 events

  • Throughout February: Sister Circle at 惭ā苍辞补 Events. Sister Circle at 惭ā苍辞补 connects and builds community among Black and Indigenous women across campus. Events are scheduled throughout the month. Sign up for their and follow their for updates.
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    The Black Student Association and Sister Circle at Manoa members at the February 3 women’s basketball game.
  • February 3 and 8: . The xxxx色情片 惭ā苍辞补 men’s and women’s basketball teams are recognizing . Student-athletes will honor the 15 historical figures in limited-edition warm-up gear featuring the honorees’ names and introduce honorees at the February 3 men’s basketball game and the February 8 women’s basketball game.
  • February 15: Movie Night featuring Hidden Figures, 5:30 p.m., Johnson Hall A Lounge. Open to students only. The Alice Ball and Engineering Residential Learning Programs are partnering to celebrate the contribution that Black excellence has made to the engineering world. Learn the stories of Katherine Goble Johnson, Mary Jackson and Dorothy Vaughan. Free refreshments. For information, email .
  • February 21: Speaking Up Speaking Out Event, 11:30 a.m. in QLCC 113. The Native Hawaiian Student Services presents an enlightening talk story event featuring xxxx色情片 惭ā苍辞补 law school alumna, Leslee Matthews
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    Portrait of Alice Augusta Ball
  • February 28: Honoring Alice Augusta Ball Event and Remembrance Walk, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. Sister Circle at 惭ā苍辞补 and the Grad Professional Access Program are hosting the 2nd annual Alice A. Ball Remembrance Walk. This event honors Ball, the university’s first Black graduate, first woman to earn her master’s degree in chemistry and a pioneering scientist who at the age of 23 discovered an effective treatment for Hansen’s disease (leprosy) using oil from the Chaulmoogra tree.The walk will begin at QLCC 412 and will join in xxxx色情片 惭ā苍辞补’s Honoring Alice Ball event near the Chaulmoogra tree at Bachman Hall at noon. Speakers will include xxxx色情片 and community members who will pay tribute to Alice Ball.
  • February 29: Celebrating Joy During Black History Month, 11 a.m.–2 p.m., Campus Center Courtyard. Hosted by the Black Student Association, the event provides students with an opportunity to celebrate the culture, gain exposure to local Black businesses and learn from successful Black people in Hawaiʻi. For more information, .

xxxx色情片 Hilo events

  • Throughout February: Black History Exhibit: Moʻokini Library will host an exhibit curated by the xxxx色情片 Hilo History Club, showcasing the rich history of Black individuals and their contributions.
  • February 8: Visiting Artist Ashley Cole, 5–6 p.m. in University Classroom Building Room 127. Ashley Cole from Los Angeles will discuss her work, “Repping Abstraction: Interpreting Freedom.”
  • February 20: Global Melanated Experience Cultural Event, 4:30–8 p.m., Campus Center Plaza. This event promises to be a vibrant showcase of African-centered art, dance performances, food and discussions on Black history, promoting the diversity of African American and African cultures.
  • February 22: Panel Discussion on Black History in the African Diaspora, 6–7:30 p.m., Campus Center Room 301. The discussion will feature speakers addressing various aspects of Black history, from “Maroon Ideas for Present Day Living” to ”The Obscure Identity of Melanated Indigenous People.”
  • February 29: History of Gospel Music Experience, 6–8 p.m., Campus Center Plaza. The concert will take the audience on a musical journey from slave ships to the present, featuring soloists, choral works, and small ensembles.
  • March 7: Afrofuturism Presentation, 6–7:30 p.m., Campus Center Room 301. xxxx色情片 Hilo Alumni Steve Martin will explore how Afrofuturism has shaped the contemporary world, discussing critical race theory, economics, bioethics, and the impact of artificial intelligence on the Black community.

For more information on these xxxx色情片 Hilo events, contact Celia Bardwell-Jones at, (V) 808-932-7200, or Yolisa Duley at, (V) 808-932-7963, (TTY) 808-932-7002.

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