Washington, DC: Statue of the First Korean-AmericanPhilip Jaisohn became the first Korean-American after he was kicked out of Korea in the mid-1880s.
- Sheridan Circle NW, Washington, DC
- From downtown, drive northwest on Massachusetts Ave. through the Dupont Circle to the next circle, which is Sheridan Circle. The statue stands outside the circle, facing in, on the southwest side, in front of the Korean Embassy.
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Statue of the First Korean-American
The plaque and the pedestal of the statue pretty much gives the information on this attraction. The directions were good, but I'd suggest walking. Parking is tight in DC.[Dan Kaplan, 04/26/2010]
Philip Jaisohn became the first Korean-American after he was kicked out of Korea in the mid-1880s. His bronze statue shows him wearing a double-breasted suit. He "embraced his adopted country" according to the monument's inscription.