COMING TOGETHER TO
CELEBRATE. INSPIRE. UNITE.
THE PIONEERING SPIRIT
THE MARCH FOR
"The American 3.1 Movement"
On April 14, 1919, Dr. Philip Jaisohn, Syngman Rhee & Henry HK Chung, gathered with national leaders and 150 Korean-Americans at the "Little Theatre" (now known as Plays and Players Theatre) in Philadelphia. There, they met as the First Korean Congress, in response to the 3.1 movement in Korea.
They publicized to the world the reality of Japan’s aggression and legitimized the necessity of Korea's independence. After the meeting, all of the participants marched to Independence Hall in a demonstration to bring awareness to the American People. This historic event will be commemorated on April 13, 2019 as we march from that same theater to Independence Hall.
ONE ANOTHER TO UNITY
League of FRIENDS of KOREA
Dr. Philip Jaisohn established the “Bureau of Information for ROK” and The Korea Review publication to continue informing the public of the efforts for independence. In addition, Dr. Jaisohn created
"Korean The League of Friends of Korea" composed of numerous high-ranking officials; such as senators, pastors, and scholars; was comprised of 23 chapters: 21 chapters in the U.S., 1 chapter in London, and 1 chapter in Paris; and totaled approximately 25,000 members.
The combination of these establishments greatly contributed to the international efforts for Korean independence by keeping the public well-educated.
PIONEERS. RESILIENT. FAMILY.
College Student Conference 4PM
University of Pennsylvania
Arch Building 108 and 109- 3601 Locust Street
Opening Ceremony 7PM
Plays and Players Theatre "Little Theatre"
1714 Delancey Place Philadelphia, PA 19103
Commemoration March 11AM
From Plays and Players Theatre to Independence Hall
* High School Student Leaders
& Volunteers Meeting
Meeting at Rittenhouse Square Park
Centennial Concert 7:30PM
Church of the Holy Trinity/Rittenhouse Square
1904 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA 19103