WHAT IS
A KING IN PARADISE
UP TO CURRENTLY?
Our Mission is to promote cross-generational understanding of Black History and our current Black Lives Moment. Each element of the project tackles that in different ways. Currently, we are launching a Youth Summit in Hawaii, developing the TV Special that tells the story of Dr. King’s 5-days in Hawaii during 1959 and laying the groundwork to capturing Elder Stories.
A KING IN PARADISE
YOUTH SUMMIT
We launched a Youth Summit in partnership with the NAACP - Hawaii as a part of their MLK Weekend Celebration. This year's theme explored academic excellence AND social justice. The 2024 event was hosted at Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in Oahu. The event was livestreamed from the A King in Paradise's Instagram account.
A KING IN PARADISE
TV SPECIAL
This program is a one-hour documentary special that explores the untold story journey of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 5-days in Hawaii during September of 1959, from a multi-generational perspective POV. What if Dr. King had it right in 1959, when he proclaimed Hawaii as the future of race relations for our country?
ELDER'S STORIES
A King Presents Elder Stories as a way to keep the wisdom of our elders with us in their own voice.

"No one loves you like your Mother! I developed the Elder Stories to honor my mother and others who lived through the Civil Rights Era America,"
- Steven "The Prof" Cleveland
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