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Column: Sakadas left legacy for Hawaii labor movement

  • Romel Dela Cruz

    Romel Dela Cruz

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                                “Sakadas,” or Filipino laborers, are shown in this undated photo.

    STAR-ADVERTISER ARCHIVES

    “Sakadas,” or Filipino laborers, are shown in this undated photo.

From 1906 to 1946, approximately 125,000 Filipinos were recruited by the Hawaii Sugar Planters Association to work in the sugar cane and pineapple fields of the Hawaiian Islands. Less than 25 statewide remain, with four still living on my home island of Hawaii. Read more

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