Explore Hawai`i Black History Tours with us. It's one of the islands hidden untold stories. This is a unique experience for all visitors to the islands. The people consist of an amalgamation of ethnic cultures living and working together in the spirit of aloha. Where did they come from? Many people of African descent came aboard merchant and whaling ships in the middle of the 1700s. They came from Cape Verde Islands off the coast of West Africa, Brazil, Caribbean, Mexico and the mainland United States. Visitors will learn how the Native Hawaiians welcome their new friends before the arrival of the missionaries in 1820.