Black Pioneers in Blue Hawaii

by Yvonne Moore



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 29/03/2012

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 97
ISBN : 9781465385949

About the Book

Black Pioneers In Blue Hawaii is absolutely captivating and informative. A must read. It’s about people of African ancestry who have lived in Hawaii dating back to the 1800s. Some of the pioneers are:

Anthony Allen, a former runaway slave who became rich and famous, Betsey Stockton, missionary and teacher, William Crockett, graduate of the University of Michigan in 1888 and became a judge in Maui during the early 1900s, Nolle Smith, cowboy , engineer, Alice Ball, first woman to graduate with a degree in chemistry from the University of Hawaii in 1925, Eddie Cole (Nat King Cole’s brother) entertainer and actor, the plantation workers from Alabama who had an impromptu concert for the local strikers, doing the juba, turkey trots and the hoe downs . Trummy Young and others.

About the Author

Yvonne Moore was born in Jamaica, West Indies, where she started writing short stories during her childhood. She had given up her dream to become a writer for many years, but started writing again in 1995. Her fiction has appeared in the Villager and other publications, and she is also the author of Out of Control, a collection of mini mysteries. She has been a resident of Hawaii since the eighties.