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In collaboration with the Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum, the Obama Birthday Walk Across America is an annual celebration honoring the 44th U.S. President's birthday, birthplace, and early childhood in Hawai'i. Join us! in the celebration. Organize a Virtual 3-mile walk in your home state to celebrate Barack Obama's Birthday (August 4). The Obama Birthday Walk has remained committed to raise awareness and money for the purchase of a permanent home for the Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum.
In February 2018, the board of directors voted to use the brand name “OBAMA HAWAIIAN AFRICANA MUSEUM” to honor the Birthplace of the 44th U.S. President and his childhood legacy. The organization was founded in October 1997.
The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) certified the Museum as a 501(c )(3) nonprofit agency in January 1998 to "share this little known Hawaiian Africana history to educate the community (young & old).
This history has been hidden in Hawaiian archives for over two hundred years. Until 1997, no institution had focused or acknowledge the history about Africana people amalgamation contributions to island history including World War II Pacific Theater.
Since 1997, volunteers have been sharing these untold stories (footprints of Hawaiian Africana settlers) in its onsite collection with youth enrichment program in classrooms, Cultural Literacy Basket for elementary school students, Lunch & Learn presentation to businesses, film and lecture series in the community.
In collaboration with community partners: Hawaii Judiciary History Center, Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum, Honolulu Museum of Art, National Park Service/Arizona Monument, and the Black History exhibit Month in the public venue at Honolulu Hale (city hall) Municipal Gallery since 2006 to present in an effort to share this history with the community at large.
'Ae hiki no! Yes We Can! Our goal is to raise $1 million to acquire a permanent home for the Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum. All donations, pledges, and membership fees will go directly to the non-profit museum.
We are inviting everyone around the world to Join the walk! Help us Honor the Birthplace of the 44th U.S. President.
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Mrs. Deloris Guttman is the Executive Director and CEO of the Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum
The Delta woman of Hawai'i Alumnae Chapter have supported the Obama Birthday Walk since the walks inception. Their monetary contributions have kept the walk alive http://www.hawaiidst.com/
Two-term Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum Board Chairperson
Mr. Nick Smallwood, President & CEO of Courier Corporation of Hawai'i