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.