Today in History – Aug. 12

On Aug. 12, 1898, the United States flag was hoisted over Hawai‘i in a ceremony at ‘Iolani Palace to formally recognize the annexation of Hawai‘i by the United States. In observance of the centennial of this occasion, the Hawaiian community held a march and vigil at ‘Iolani Palace. The Kūʻē Petitions were on display for public viewing and performances included historical re-enactments and music by Hawaiian rap group Sudden Rush.

We’ve recently digitized raw footage captured by Chris Skapik which documents these centennial events. Contact us to view the full videos!


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