– Rep. Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) attended two events this week in the 168th District to honor the 100th anniversary of the first Korean Congress.
“I am honored to have the Korean delegation here in my district for this celebration of democracy,” Quinn said. “Our district is certainly important to all of us, but to know how important it is to people across the world is truly staggering.”
Quinn met with members of the First Korean Congressional Centennial Celebration at both the Philip Jaisohn House in Media and the Philip Jaisohn Memorial Monument in Rose Tree Park. Jaisohn was the first Korean U.S. citizen and was instrumental in helping form the first Korean Congress to allow sanctuary in Philadelphia as Koreans broke from imperial Japan. The first Korean Congress was held in Phildelphia. Jaisohn was a doctor, who lived in Media at the home that is still kept in his honor.
“We know that the greater Philadelphia area is the cradle of U.S. democracy, but to learn that it was also the cradle of Korean democracy is truly breathtaking. To be able to host these wonderful events truly means a lot to me and our area.”
The centennial celebration will continue on Saturday and Sunday in Philadelphia.
Representative Chris Quinn
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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