Dr. Miles Jackson, former Dean of the UH Library School, working on film project

Dr. Jackson, in 2001, published a book entitled “And They Came: A Brief History of Blacks in Hawaii”. This book is currently being made into a film documentary entitled “Holding Fast the Dream: Hawaii’s African American Experience”. An Advertiser article can be found at http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2007/Jun/13/il/FP706130323.htm .

More information can be found at their project website, http://holdingthedream.org

Congratulations to Dr. Miles Jackson!


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4 Responses to “Dr. Miles Jackson, former Dean of the UH Library School, working on film project”

  1. I am pleased to tell the LIS alumni that the documentary film, Holding Fast the Dream, had its premiere during the Hawaii International Film Festival on October 23, 2010. It will be shown in February 2020 on PBS Hawaii. The dater and time will be announced by PBS. Thanks for all of your support. The filmmaker, editor and I are discussing a DVD edition.

  2. Holding Fast the Dream was screened at the San Diego Black Film Festival January 30,2011. For those who have not seen it, HFTD will be screened at Leeward Community College on November 26 at 5:00 pm. Also,PBS Hawaii on March 31,2011

  3. Miles m. jackson Reply March 5, 2011 at 12:16 am

    Those individuals who did not get a chance to see “Holding Fast the Dream” at the Honolulu International Film Festival(HIFF) In October 2010, will now be able to see it on PBS Hawaii, March 31, 8:30 p.m and later that evening at 11:00 p.m.

    Miles M. Jackson
    Executive Producer

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