1921: LIFE-SIZED DAVID KAHANAMOKU STATUE “SHOWS TO EXCELLENT ADVANTAGE THE SPLENDID DEVELOPMENT OF THE UPPER BODY THAT RESULTS FROM CONSTANT SURF-RIDING”

This article ran in Honolulu Star-Bulletin on July 11, 1921, under the headline "Racial Exhibit to be Sent to Eugenics Meet: Life-Size Statue of David Kahanamoku to be Displayed in New York." The event was the Second International Eugenics Congress, held at the American Museum of Natural History. 

The eugenics movement began in the 1880s and was based on the idea that humans should be bred for quality, like cattle or roses. "Could not the race of men be similarly improved?" eugenics founde...