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Season 30 / Episode 5 and airs on 30 May 2018 00:00
American Experience is TV's most-watched history series and brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.
Was it an act of honor or revenge for a crime never committed? In the waning days of 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. Retitled as "The Island Murder," it aired again on April 17, 2018.
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