American Experience

The Island Murder

Passport Season 30 Episode 5 | 52m 57s

In the summer 1931, Honolulu's tropical tranquility was shattered when a young Navy wife made a drastic allegation of rape against five nonwhite islanders. What unfolded in the following days and weeks was a racially-charged murder case that would make headlines across the nation, enrage Hawai'i's native population, and galvanize the island's law enforcers and the nation's social elite.

Aired: 04/17/18

Expires: 04/16/21

Rating: TV-PG

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