The Life of Emma Powers Feary Kamakawelewele in Honolulu and Kalaupapa, 1871 – 1947

Presentation by Deborah Day about the life of Emma Powers Feary Kamakawelewele, who was a student at Kawaiaha’o Seminary at the time of her Hansens Disease diagnosis. Her mother, Mary Powers, was also sent to Kalaupapa.

From their website:


I ka haliʻa aloha e ola ai, 
perpetuating the moʻolelo of Makanalua 

“Formed in early 2014, we are a group of friends, students, and teachers; neighbors and ‘ohana; who all share a connection to the wahi pana of Makanalua peninsula. Most of us have participated in service-trips to Kalaupapa National Historical Park, and some of us have personal connections to the kūpuna of the peninsula.  We all care deeply about the ‘āina and people of Makanalua.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s