Korean American Day
On January 13th, the first Korean immigrants to the United States in 1903 were born on Korean American Day, commemorating the arrival of the first Korean immigrants to the United States in 1903. The day also commemorates the Korean American's contributions to every facet of life.
The United States and Korea signed a treaty in 1882 that established a peaceful relationship, friendship, and commerce. Although this resulted in Korean diplomats, students, politicians, and businessmen visiting the United States, few felt compelled to remain, many felt compelled to remain.
On the SS Gaelic, 102 Korean immigrants set sail for Honolulu, Hawaii, but not until December of 1902 on the SS Gaelic. These families pioneered the first wave of Korean immigration, resulting in over 7,500 immigrants in the next two years.
During World Wars I and II and the Korean War, they served their countries and their countries. More Koreans have decided to migrate from their homeland during these years; some, as wives to US servicemen, others were adopted as children; others, as wives to US servicemen.
Honoring a Few
Ahn chang ho – also known as dosan, one of the first immigrants, is credited with the establishment of the willows korean aviation corps in the states, which later helped establish the korean air force
Sammy Lee, an olympic two-time gold medalist in diving (1948 – london) and (1952 – helsinki), olympic two-time gold medalist in diving (1948 – london) and (1952 – helsinki)
Wendy gramm, a wendy gramm, served as the head of the US commodity futures trading commission chair under presidents reagan and bush i
Judge herbert choy, the first asian american elected to federal court in 1974 (court of appeals ninth district) in the United States
Architect david hyun convicted of revitalizing little tokyo in los angeles
Lee, the first tenured asian american professor at princeton theological seminary, was the first tenured asian american professor at princeton's premierton theological seminary
Jr. ward, jr., a professional football player for the pittsburgh steelers, jr
How to celebrate #koreanamericanday
Learn more about Korean Americans both old and new. Read books about their experiences or watch documentaries. Two books have been published: We've got two: We've got two books:
- Edward T. Chang and Woo Sung Han's The Willows Airmen by Edward T. Chang and Woo Sung Han: The Korean American Pioneer Aviators: The Willows Airmen by Edward T. Chang and Woo Sung Han: The Willows Airmen by Edward T. Chang and Woo Sung Han. The Willows Airmen by Edward T. Chang and Woo Sung Han: The Willows Airmen by Edward T. Chang and Woo Sung Han
- Ilpyong J. Kim, Past, Present, and Future of Korean-Americans: Past, Present, and Future by Ilpyong J. Kim Ilpyong J. Kim Ilpyong J. Kim
- Carol Park's Memoir of a Cashier: Korean Americans, Racism, and Riots: Korean Americans, Racism, and Riots are among the many riots that have marred a Cashier's memory
To hear their tales or document your own, visit Korean American Story. Use #KoreanAmericanDay on social media to find out more or share your story.
The korean american day is the longest in the country's history
President George W. Bush declared a commemoration of the arrival of the first Korean immigrants in 2003. The United States House and Senate passed simple resolutions in favor of Korean American Day in 2005. Since then, states around the world have passed bills naming January 13th as the country's annual commemoration of Korean American Day.