Explore.org: Father Damien of Molokai

Hawaii may be a paradise to most, but it holds a dark secret.

For centuries, thousands of natives were forcibly quarantined on a remote island because of their affliction-Hansen’s Disease, more commonly known as Leprosy. Unravel the painful history of Molokai through Father Damien, who dedicated his life to helping the people who were exiled and sent to the isolated peninsula of Kalaupapa.

Published 2010

Science Topics
Health & Medicine
Social Studies Topics
American History
Middle School, High School
7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, 10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade

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