Executive Producer
Miles M. Jackson

Produced, Directed, and Written by
Steve Okino

Produced and Edited by
Lisa Altieri

Director of Photography
Cliff Watson

Hosted by
Wendy Pearson

Online Editor
Daniel Bernardoni

Original Music Composed by
Aaron Aranita

Music Advisor
Miles Jackson III

Additional Photography
Lisa Altieri
John D. Pai
Steve Okino

Bob Dickerson
Mike May
Christopher Wiecking

Associate Producer
Sheila Miles

Archival Images
African American Experience in Ohio (
Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
Wally Amos
Bishop Museum
Hawai‘i Medical Library
Dwight Holiday
Honolulu Advertiser
Honolulu Magazine
Honolulu Star-Bulletin
Howard University
Mahogany Magazine
Moorland Foundation Archives
Mystic Seaport
Peabody Essex Museum
University of Hawai‘i Archives
University of North Carolina Digital Library (
U.S. Army Museum-Hawai‘i
Western History/Genealogy Department, Denver Public Library

“Holding Fast The Dream” “Aloha Betrayal” “Discrimination” “Wally Amos” “Ashlye Lee” “Bob Nash”
Written and Performed by Aaron Aranita

“I’ve Got The World On A String”
Written by Ted Koehler and Harold Arlen
Published by Ted Koehler Music Co. (ASCAP) administered by Bug
Published by SA Music Co. (ASCAP)

“Wait For The Dawn”
Courtesy of

“Dances and Dames” “Funkorama” “Griphop” “Interloper” “Night Cave” “Stringed Disco”
Courtesy of Kevin MacLeod (

Courtesy of Peter John Ross (

Sara Barnes

Production Assistants
Julian Gilliam
Natasha Jackson
Lisa O’Brien

Fiscal Sponsor
The Spark Matsunaga Charitable Foundation

Special Thanks To
Alexander & Baldwin Foundation
Bank of Hawai‘i
James K. McKoy, M.D.
Sky St. John
Leon Richards
Trinity Missionary Baptist Church: Rev. Dwight E. Cook, pastor
University of Hawai‘i Foundation
Jennifer Voitle
John W. White

Additional Thanks To
Alexander & Baldwin Sugar Museum
Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority
East-West Center
Taramati Chanel
Hawai‘i Pacific University
Honolulu Academy of Art
Iao Theater
Kaiser Permanente
Kapi‘olani Community College
Ke‘alaokala Records and Mohalapua Banner
L.I.N.K.S. Hawai‘i Chapter
Robyn Naole
Unity Church of Hawai‘i
University of Hawai‘i at Manoa Athletics Department: Derek Inouchi, Director of Media Relations
USDA Manoa Research Laboratory
Waikoloa Land Company
Ward Rafters
Ralph Whitaker

Based upon the book
“They Followed the Trade Winds”
Dept. of Sociology, Univ. of Hawai‘i at Manoa
Miles M. Jackson, guest editor

©2010, Miles M. Jackson and Steve Okino. All Rights Reserved.