Plantation History Preservation Project


Rice & Roses is a public television series about plantation and labor history produced by the Center for Labor Education and Research (CLEAR), University of Hawaii - West Oahu. 

Historian Barbara Kawakami grew up on a sugar plantation. The stories she heard on the plantation have informed her groundbreaking research. In the 1980s Barbara helped CLEAR produce several programs on plantation history and culture.

Barbara’s work has inspired a donation by Frank Moy and Marcia Mau that has enabled preservation and digital access to the CLEAR Rice & Roses Collection.