The African Americans on Maui Association is celebrating Black History Month throughout February with various displays and events around the island.
Exhibits include African-American cultural displays through Feb. 28 at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center and the Wailuku Public Library; an African-American cultural exhibit through March 1 at Bailey House Museum; and African-American cultural displays at Makawao and Kihei public libraries Feb. 1 through 28.
Events include "Black Inventors" on Friday and a presentation of African diaspora Feb. 6 at Bailey House Museum; "Contribution of African Americans in Hawaii" during a Rotary Club of Maui meeting Feb. 7 at the Class Act restaurant at the University of Hawaii Maui College; a cultural program on Feb. 9 on the center stage at Queen Ka'ahumanu Center; "Black Wings/Red Tails: African American Pioneers of Aviation" on Feb. 13 at Makawao Pubic Library; "Footsteps on the African Soil" cultural program Feb. 20 at Bailey House Museum and Wailuku Public Library; "Children's Story Time: African American Aviators" on Feb. 23 at Makawo Public Library; and "Storytelling: A Slave Named Biddy" on March 1 at Bailey House Museum.
Black History Month is sponsored by the African Americans on Maui Association, the County of Maui, Nubian Pageant Systems and the African American Heritage Foundation of Maui.
People interested in attending specific events should call the locations for times.