of Korean American activist Earn Hong's travels in the United
States and Peru between 1919 and 1922.
Earn (or Eurn) Hong (1880-1951) was an active member of the
Korean American community in Hawaii and California in the early
20th century. He first moved to the United States in 1905,
studied in Hawaii, and eventually moved to San Francisco in 1911.
In California, Hong became a representative of the Manchurian
General Assembly of the Korean People's Association (or Korean
National Association) in November 1912. Hong served in various
positions in the Association over the next decade, including as
vice president of the organization during the time represented by
these photographs. He continued to serve the Korean and Korean
American community, as Overseas Chinese Commissioner in 1935 and
as Secretary of the Korean Federation in 1944. Hong passed away
on March 25, 1951.
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