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STAR-ADVERTISER / MAY 2008 House members Brian Schatz, left, Dennis Arakaki, Helene Hale and Ezra Kanoho during the last day of a legislative session. Below, Hale, who was part black, made the cover of Ebony magazine in April 1963.
Hale, who was part black, made the cover of Ebony magazine in April 1963.
“She was not afraid of any person at all in a world of politics dominated by males.” -Harry Kim, former Hawaii County mayor
STAR-ADVERTISER / MAY 1960 Helene Hale, bottom left, was a Hawaii island supervisor among Democrats for Adlai Stevenson gathered at a rally in 1960. The others are, counterclockwise from center front, Caroline E. Turner, a cousin of Stevenson’s; Patsy T. Mink, a former legislator; Duke T. Kawasaki; Sen. O. Vincent Esposito; and Rep. David C. McClung. Hale died Friday at home at the age of 94.