Posted: January 13, 2017 Filed under: Articles, Day in History, Immigration, Korean, Shipping, Teasers
Today in history — January 13, 1903 — the first large group of Korean immigrants arrived in America. Fifty-six men, twenty-one women, and twenty-five children sailed on the RMS Gaelic and landed in Hawaii. Many of them would work in the sugar plantations.
Within two years, more than 7,000 Korean immigrants arrived in Hawaii.
Read more about it in “Koreans Arriving.”
“Koreans Arriving: A Large Party Come by the Gaelic”
The Hawaiian star, January 13, 1903, Image 1