In Search of Lili'uokalani
Notes toward a biography of the last queen of the Independent Kingdom of Hawaii
WHEN: Friday, April 9, 2010
WHERE: PSU Smith Center Rm 236 (Cascade Room)
PRESENTED BY: PSU Friends of History
SPEAKER: Elinor Langer
Forced from her throne by American business interests in 1893, Queen Lili'uokalani saw the Hawaiian Kingdom turned briefly into a “republic” and then-the real goal of the men who overthrew her- annexed to the United States. Acclaimed journalist Elinor Langer will talk about the research for her upcoming book on the last Kawaiian Queen, and how she used her strength and itelligence in guiding Hawaii through the then-uncharted stages of American overseas imperialism that has left Lili'uokalani as beloved and honored by her people today as she was in her lifetime.
About the speaker: You may know award-winning journalist Elinor Langer from her 2004 book "A Hundred Little Hitlers"; her highly acclaimed investigation of the 1988 murder of Mulugeta Seraw in Portland by skinheads. She is also the author of the 2008 Special Issue of The Nation “Famous are the Flowers: Hawaiian Resistance Then-and Now” and will discuss her work-in-progress: In Search of Lili'uokalani.
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