(Re)Generations Program Series | Unfit For A Queen
(Re)Generations Program Series | Unfit For A Queen: National Identity and the Eugenics For Young People Curriculum at Kamehameha Schools
Thursday, April 15, 20216
6 – 7:30 p.m.
Bishop Museum Members/General: Free with preregistration
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Featuring ‘Ilima Long, Native Hawaiian Student Services Faculty Specialist, Hawai‘inuiākea, School of Hawaiian Knowledge
In the first decades of US occupation in Hawaiʻi, the American eugenics movement made its way to Territorial Hawaiʻi through the network of the sugar oligarchy. In 1913, The Kamehameha Schools implemented a curriculum called Eugenics for Young People, written by then Vice President, Uldrick Thompson. An analysis of the curriculum reveals that the nature of the eugenics discourse in Hawaiʻi which was as much about Hawaiian national repression as it was ethnic, racial, or class-based. This presentation shares the text of the curriculum as well as the political context of eugenics, and resistance against it, in Territorial Hawaiʻi.
The (Re)Generations Program Series is presented in conjunction with the (Re)Generations: Challenging Scientific Racism in Hawaiʻi exhibition on display in the J. M. Long Gallery from February 20 – October 24, 2021.
The (Re)Generations Program Series is generously supported by McInerny Foundation, Bank of Hawaii, Trustee.
Online Event Details:
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Featured Image: Portrait of Queen Liliʻuokalani; Hawaiʻi. ca. 1892–1893. Unknown photographer. Bishop Museum Archives. SP 111671.