January 17, 1891
Filipino labor organizer, lawyer, and migrant-rights activist Pablo Manlapit is born. He moved to Hawaii as a young man and worked on several sugar plantations before pursing a law degree. Hawaii’s first Filipino lawyer, Manlapit worked tirelessly to represent Filipino workers. He helped organize the Filipino Labor Union and was a leading figure in the plantation workers’ strikes of 1920 and 1924 Manlapit was deported in 1935.