The untold story of Dr. King's 5 days in Hawaii

A KING IN PARADISE is a multidimensional project that explores the untold journey of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s five days in Hawaii during September 1959, from a multi-generational point of view.

MLK Virtual Art Gallery Exhibit

This project will document 3 generations of Black people connected to Hawaii and the sites Dr. King visited in 1959

A King in Paradise Virtual Gallery Exhibit fully immerses the audience in the stories as they come to life through the wonders of Virtual Reality (VR).

Our VR Team will build an art gallery in Iolani’s Throne Room. Guest can visit this gallery via VR Headset (VR) or via their laptops/phones (AR). Each of the corners of the room will be dedicated to the (4) major locations that MLK visited in 1959.

There are three frames hung in each corner of the room featuring Black Hawaiians that represent the past, present and future. The audience can walk up to these frames and hear these amazing stories about Black Identity and the influence of space and place.

Our Mission is to present counter-narratives that challenges established thoughts on what it means to be Black in America. This project invites Black Hawaiians from various backgrounds to share stories that will expand our audience’s notion of Black Humanity.