COMING TOGETHER TO
CELEBRATE. INSPIRE. UNITE.
THE PIONEERING SPIRIT
THE MARCH FOR
"The American 3.1 Movement"
On April 14, 1919, Dr. Philip Jaisohn & Seung-Man Rhee, gathered with national leaders and 150 Korean-Americans on 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 14, 2019 as we march from that same theater to City Hall.
ONE ANOTHER TO UNITY
League of FRIENDS of KOREA
Dr. Philip Jaisohn established the “Korean Information Bureau” and The Korea Review newspaper to continue informing the public of the efforts for independence. In addition, Dr. Jaisohn created “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.