Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Princess Ka'iulani in The Smithsonian

A month or two ago I was interviewed by a reporter who was writing an article about Princess Ka'iulani for The Smithsonian Magazine. After a couple of phone discussions stressing the importance of letting young Hawaiians today hear how Ka'iulani spoke up for her people, I've recieved news just today that it's printed! I thank Janet Hulstrand for helping us spread the word of Ka'iulani's achievements. Others interviewed for the article include DeSoto Brown, archivist at Hawaii’s Bishop Museum and Sharon Linnea, author of Princess Ka’iulani: Hope of a Nation, Heart of a People. Smithsonian Magazine - Ka'iulani: Hawaii's Island Rose, May 2009.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Congratulations to Maui's Sacred Hearts Student

Congratulations Teak... at our last meeting, David Johnston told me of an article that appeared in the Maui News about a Maui schoolgirl who won a competition for her essay on Princess Ka'iulani at Hawai'i State History Day. Along with Amanda Black and Jamie Olsen, who researched Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman in America to graduate from medical school, Teak McAfee has qualified for National History Day to be held June 14 to 18 at the University of Maryland in College Park. Congratulations girls!