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AAPI Heritage Month Factoid: The First Korean American #‎myinspirasian‬ ‪#‎apahistory‬ ‪#‎apalegacy‬

Philip JaisohnIn 1890 Sao Jae Pil naturalizes as a U.S. citizen, changes his name to Philip Jaisohn and becomes the first Korean American.

He arrived in the U.S. in 1885 as a political exile, and became the first ‪‎Korean‬ to be naturalized as a U.S. citizen. He also became the first Korean American medical doctor as well as an influential political reformer in Korea when he returned to home in 1896. (Source: NAKA.org)

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