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Women in World War II Hawai`i: An Era of Change

Posted on Mar 29, 2011 in Featured News

Join the Judiciary History Center as it explores the dramatic and far-reaching effect that World War II had on the lives of Hawaii’s women.

The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, March 31, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Judiciary History Center’s restored 1913 Courtroom.

The presentation will feature DeSoto Brown, Collections Manager, Bishop Museum Archives, as he reveals women’s roles while living within the war zone of the Territory of Hawai`i under martial law. This will be followed by narratives of oral history interviews that describe women’s hardships, sacrifices, and newfound benefits. Presenters Dr. Warren Nishimoto, and Michi Kodama-Nishimoto, Center for Oral History, University of Hawai`i, and Nyla Fujii-Babb, storyteller, actress, and producer will feature stories shared by women in Hawai`i during WWII.