Located at 1311 Kapiolani Boulevard, Suite 203 in Honolulu, Hawaii, the mission of the forthcoming Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum (OHAM), as per its website, is “to preserve, perpetuate & promote the contributions about Africana early settlers, descendants, & contemporary African-Americans to educate young and old residents including visitors.”  Established as a nonprofit in 1997, its parent entity was the African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaii (AACCDH). 

In 2018, the organization’s Board of Directors agreed to convert its name to the “Obama Hawaiian Africana Museum” in tribute to Barack H. Obama, the first African American president of the United States.  This honor is most appropriate, as the birthplace of America’s 44th Executive in Chief is Honolulu.