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Category: THE PROUD STORIES OF KOREAN AMERICAN PATRIOTS

Six Kang Family Members

Father Kang, Myung-hwa and Five Sons are All Patriots in USA. On May 29 of 1905, four young brothers followed their patriarch Mr. Kang, Myung-hwa on the ship China to the United States. The four brothers were born in Pyung-An Namdo, now North Korea, and they arrived in Honolulu in the same year....

Kang, Myung-hwa

Kang, Myung-hwa, patriarch of the Kang brothers: He embarked his Korean independence movement with his five sons. He was enlightened from early on before he had embarked on his journey to the United States. He and his sons were super active in helping and founding the Korean National Association....

Kang, Young-dae (First Son)

Kang, Young-dae (First Son) He had a duty as the family’s first son for Korean independence. He followed his dad at the age of 21 on May 29, 1905. He took care of his own four younger brothers while he was actively supportive of the Korean independence movement from early on. On November 30,...

Kang, Young-so (Second Son)

Kang, Young-so (Second Son): He had a big dream for the Korean independence movement. He came to Hawaii on May 29, 1905 when he was 20 years old and lived there for six years. Young-so is called “a towering tree” in the Korean independence movement in the United States. When Korean King Gojong...

Kang, Young-moon (Third Son)

Kang, Young-moon (Third Son): He followed his brother in Chicago with Hung Sa Dahn He was born on February 19, 1888 in North Korea. He remained with his mother and younger sister after his father and brothers left for Hawaii. He came to San Francisco on March 29, 1914 to study in America. He...

Kang, Young-sang (Fourth Son)

Kang, Young-sang (Fourth Son) : He donated funds for Korean independene through Korean National Association. He was born in 1892 and arrived in Hawaii on May 29, 1905. He moved to San Francisco to join his brothers who lived there and moved to Southern California. He moved to Ohio and he actively...

Kang, Young-gak (the Last Son)

Kang, Young-gak (the Last Son) He had a resolute idea of patriotism. He was born as the youngest son in 1897 and he followed his father to Hawaii. He relocated to Los Angeles in 1912. He majored in English at Pomona College. He was skillful in musical instruments. Upon his graduation from college,...

Kang (Kim) Hae-won aka Sarah Kang (Kim)

Kang (Kim) Hae-won aka Sarah Kang (Kim) The High-profile Female Korean Independence Movement Patriot in America: Sarah Kim was the top rate Korean independence movement patriot in the United States. She arrived at Sugar Plantation in Hawaii when she was in her prime age of 20 with her two brothers,...

Ke, Ok-ryong

Ke, Ok-ryong He was active with Gong Lip and Korean National Association. Born in North Korea, he arrived at the sugar plantation in Hawaii in 1903. In 1906, he joined Gong Lip Association which was organized with sole purpose of Korean independence in San Francisco. He worked in a gold mine and...

Kim, Baek-soo

Kim, Baek-soo: He donated Korean independence funds in Hawaii. His major activities, for the most part, covered in Hawaii starting with all local levels of Korean organizations including Independence Newspaper  branch  office  and  his  donation extending from 1909 through 1943. In 2014, the...