African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawai'i

African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawai'i Museum repository that collects and archives historical documentation to preserve 200 years of Black history in Hawai'i
Venue to preserve African American history in Hawai'i, share its cultural values with the community through exhibitions to increase intercultural collaboration and providing events and programs to enhance cultural appreciation.
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The African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawai'i (AADCCH) was founded in 1997 as a museum repository to archive 200 years of African descent history in Hawaii. The purpose is to share the collections by displaying and exhibiting artifacts, photographs, oral history to tell the story of African Americans past and present history in all its permutations: family life, civic contributions, inventions, medicine, architecture, politics, religion, law and arts that will educate the people in Hawaii about the cultural heritage of black people in this country. During the late 1700s and early 1800s, Hawaii was sparsely populated. Many people of African ancestry came to Hawaii aboard merchant and whaling ships. The earliest settlers arrived in the Hawaiian Islands around 1769. Maritime labor during the 17th and 18th centuries was predominantly Black. Conditions on ships were harsh and the pay low, it was better than being a slave. These men came from Cape Verde Islands off the coast of West Africa, the Caribbean and the mainland United States. Throughout the age of sail, black hands maneuvered white sails traversing the ocean waterways. The Atlantic Ocean ships brought Blacks to the slave blocks, the Pacific Ocean brought them to freedom. Many Black men used the oceans as their underground railroads. In Hawai'i, Blacks were free to go ashore without harassment, dozens of them jump ship and made Hawai'i their home. They were welcome by the Hawaiian people.

Mission: Amalgamation of Ethnic Cultural Diversity and Community Collaboration to Share the Black Cultural Experience with the People of Hawai'i. “If you feel destiny calling," I said then, "and see as I see, a future of endless possibilitystretching before us; if you sense, as I sense, that the time is now to shake off our slumber, and slough off our fear, and make good on the debt we owe past and future generations, then, I'm ready to take up the cause, and march with you and work with you” Barack Obama '08

02/06/2020

Black History Exhibit at Honolulu Hale (City Hall)
February 11 to 28, 2020 - Theme "Early Years of 44th U.S. President Barack Obama & Africana Settlers' History in Hawaii.
Daily: M-F from 8:00am to 4:00pm - Please circulate on your facebook account.

11/04/2019

Loved the Harriet Tubman movie.

African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawai'i
09/11/2018

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09/11/2018

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05/06/2018

Hey! Southwest Airlines Welcome to Hawaii! We could use your help to honor the 44th U.S. President birthplace!!!

08/08/2016

AADCCH: Bridging Cultures is scheduled to air on Thursday, Aug 11, at 10:00pm on OLELO 53. PLEASE WATCH AND LEARN ABOUT HAWAIIAN AFRICANA HISTORY

06/11/2011

Mahalo Daphne!

04/28/2011
National Park Service: Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Mauna Loa Trail built by Buffalo Soldiers. Thanks Jeff Deponte!

From my series on the National Parks of the Pacific, this :60 interstitial was created for PBS Hawaii to air in conjunction with the Ken Burns series, "The National Parks: Americaʻs Best Idea." Features Hawaii Volcanoes Archeologist Jahkotta Burrell telling...

Address

1311 Kapiolani Blvd, Ste 203
Honolulu, HI
96814

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 21:00
Thursday 10:00 - 21:00
Friday 10:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 21:00
Sunday 10:00 - 21:00

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(808) 597-1341

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www.aadcch.org Click PayPal under Membership - Support Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum to honor the 44th U.S. President’s birthplace and early childhood years... Aloha and Mahalo Nui Loa for your Kokua! Donate in any amount ($5, $10, $15 $25 to help us build his monument...

New Name “Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum” dba parent name Diversity Cultural Center Hawai'i (AADCCH) was founded in 1997 as a museum repository to archive 200 years of African descent history in Hawaii. The purpose is to share and tell the story of the settlers past and present history in the Hawaiian Islands including the birthplace of the 44th U.S. President, Barack Obama’s legacy and early childhood years.

The Obama Museum’s target audience to educate youth, the future generation to empower their lives and increase appreciation about their cultural identity. Our archival collection is an important component for broadening this knowledge onsite, social studies classrooms, the community and visitor. In addition, we are making preparation to launch a Capital Campaign to acquire a facility to enable the Obama Museum to engage in broadening the intercultural conversation about Hawaii’s ethnic diverse communities to promote cohesiveness and harmony. The facility will stand as a symbol to honor the birthplace of the 44th U.S. President.

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Wondering about any up coming events or volunteer opportunities. Looks like the page has not been updated for sometime.