16 Facts About Korean American


Korean American became a citizen in 1890 and earned a medical degree in 1892 from what is George Washington University.

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Korean American's home is a museum, cared for by a social services organization founded in his name in 1975.

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Korean American founded the Friendship Society in 1903 and the Mutual Assistance Society.

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Korean American was a political activist during the Japanese occupation of Korea.

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Korean American came to the United States in 1904 and earned a bachelor's degree at George Washington University in 1907, a master's degree at Harvard University, and a Ph.

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Korean American later became the first president of the Republic of Korea.

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In 1903, the first group of Korean laborers came to Hawaii on January 13, now known annually as Korean-American Day, to fill in gaps created by problems with Chinese and Japanese laborers.

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Between 1905 and 1910, political activities in Korean American communities surged in opposition towards Japanese aggression towards Korea.

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Substantial number of affluent Korean American professionals have settled in Bergen County, New Jersey since the early 2000s and have founded various academically and communally supportive organizations, including the Korean Parent Partnership Organization at the Bergen County Academies magnet high school and The Korean-American Association of New Jersey.

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Bergen County's growing Korean community was cited by county executive Kathleen Donovan in the context of Hackensack, New Jersey attorney Jae Y Kim's appointment to Central Municipal Court judgeship in January 2011.

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In 1903, the first group of Korean American laborers came to Hawaii on January 13, to fill in gaps created by problems with Chinese and Japanese laborers.

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Korean American was defeated for re-election in the Republican primary in 1998.

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Dishes such as "Korean American tacos" have emerged from the contacts between Korean American bodega owners and their Mexican workers in the Los Angeles area, spreading from one food truck in November 2008 to the national stage eighteen months later.

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Already popular in its subset populations peppered throughout the United States, Korean American food debuted in the many Koreatowns found in metropolitan areas including in Los Angeles; Queens and Manhattan in New York City; Palisades Park and Fort Lee in Bergen County, New Jersey; Annandale, Virginia; Philadelphia; Atlanta; Dallas; and Chicago.

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Korean American cuisine has unique and bold flavors, colors and styles; these include kimchi, an often spicy dish made of salted and fermented vegetables, long-fermented pastes (gochujang, doenjang), rice cake or noodle dishes and stews (tteok-bokki, naengmyun), marinated and grilled meats (bulgogi, galbi), and many seafood dishes using fish cakes, octopus, squid, shellfish and fish.

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Korean American dining scene was noted to have grown sharply in New Jersey during 2018.

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