A Vow Remembered: Lawrence Judd and His Pledge to Kalaupapa
Kalaupapa, Mormon Studies, Lawrence M. Judd, vow
Lawrence raced down Nu‘uanu Avenue on his bike, eager to gawk at the newly arrived U.S. Navy transport ships at the Honolulu harbor. Other activities involving celebrations, parades or royal visits had reached this waterfront in times past, but this was a different scene. As he slowly coasted closer to the pier he saw a crowd of Hawaiians of varying ages, mostly barefooted, was huddled behind an odd white picket fence awkwardly erected on the platform above the gangplank, intended to keep a separation between loved ones. Some of the people clung to the fence as they wept and howled. A young girl, cheeks glistening from tears, looked up and met the eyes of Lawrence. He felt her pain and searched for an explanation.
Original Publication Citation
Fred E. Woods, “A Vow Remembered: Lawrence Judd and His Pledge to Kalaupapa,” Journal of Hawaiian History, vol. 50 (2016), 1-31.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Woods, Fred, "A Vow Remembered: Lawrence Judd and His Pledge to Kalaupapa" (2016). Faculty Publications. 5615.
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