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San Francisco Beginnings of Korean Immigration (1902-1920)

August 8, 2020October 4, 2020


Click on the banner above to access the virtual exhibit.

Watch the exhibition overview featuring curator Rosemarie Nahm and special guest Gail Whang:

This exhibit examines the lesser-known history of the early Korean immigrant community that began right here in the Bay Area. As Japan rose to power in Korea in the early 1900s, Koreans from diverse backgrounds fled their country and landed in San Francisco. San Francisco Beginnings is a rare glimpse into the lives of these early immigrants, their community and their legacies.

Curated by Rosemarie Nahm, a first generation Korean American who has been researching Korean immigration history since 2015. She is a board member of the Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation.

Questions about the exhibit? Email Rosemarie at rynahm@gmail.com with the subject line “OACC Exhibit.”

Exhibition sponsored in part by the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco and Korean American Community Foundation of San Francisco.


August 8, 2020
October 4, 2020
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Oakland Asian Cultural Center
388 9th Street, Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607
Oakland, CA 94607
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