Saturday, August 19, 2006

Two Opposing Views of Hawaiian Statehood

Hawaii Admissions Day 2006 From the Honolulu Star Bulletin Newspaper: "A group marking Hawaii's statehood anniversary yesterday was confronted by protesters who said the grounds of Iolani Palace were the wrong place for the celebration, because it was the scene of a crime (the crime being the overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom). Clashing views of Hawaii history were evident as about 50 native Hawaiians and supporters with a public address system shouted at a similar number of American flag-waving Statehood Day celebrants trying to sing "The Star-Spangled Banner". [Read Full Article]

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