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Light in the Queen's GardenIda May Pope, Pioneer for Hawai'i's Daughters, 1862-1914$
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Sandra E. Bonura

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780824866440

Published to Hawaii Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.21313/hawaii/9780824866440.001.0001

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Last Aloha to Mother Pope, 1914

Last Aloha to Mother Pope, 1914

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(p.244) Chapter Eighteen Last Aloha to Mother Pope, 1914
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Light in the Queen's Garden
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Sandra E. Bonura

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University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:10.21313/hawaii/9780824866440.003.0019

When Ida May Pope died unexpectedly from a stroke while visiting Chicago in the summer of 1914, it was front-page news in virtually every publication in Hawai‘i. Headlines proclaiming the death of “Mother Pope” caused a wail from island to island. The grief expressed spanned class and culture. Memorials were given on every island and covered extensively in newspapers. Her alumnae created The Ida M. Pope Memorial Scholarship Fund and to date, thousands upon thousands of Hawaiian women have acquired a college education through this fund. When women finally did get voting rights on August 26, 1920, Kamehameha graduates across the islands made the news when they competed with each other to earn the distinction as “ first in line” to register. Alice Stone Blackwell reported to the American press that Hawaiian women, who had been disenfranchised by the United States, were taking back the positions they held in “the days of the monarchy.” Ida created a cohort of firebrands.

Keywords:   Ida M. Pope Memorial Scholarship Fund, Alice Stone Blackwell

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