What Song Hye-kyo did on the occasion of Korean Independence Movement Day March 1st is really jaw-dropping 

Actress Song Hye-kyo and Seo Kyung-deok, a professor at Sungshin Women’s University, joined forces to mark the March 1st Independence Movement Day.    

Seo Kyung-deok

Seo Kyung-deok, a professor at Sungshin Women’s University, said on March 1st, “We produced and donated 10,000 copies of “Meeting our history story from abroad – San Francisco edition”, which is a guide to the Independence Movement, to the Korean Education Center in San Francisco, USA.”

This guide was made as part of a campaign to donate guides about the history of Independence Movements in Korea to cities around the world. This is the seventh donation after its success in big cities such as Shanghai, Tokyo, Paris, and New York.

In particular, the guide was produced in both Korean and English, and was written easy enough for anyone of all ages in San Francisco, USA to understand the history of the Korean Independence Movement.

Seo Kyung-deok

The guide contains explanations and photos of events such as Jang In-hwan and Jeon Myung-woon‘s will, Jang In-hwan‘s deathbed, the site of the Korean National Assembly, the site of the Public Association, and the Cypress Lawn Memorial Park where many independence activists are resting in peace.

Professor Seo said, “The influence of the Korean Wave has made foreigners interested in Korean history, and I wanted to inform overseas Koreans and international students in San Francisco of the history of our Independence Movement a little.”

“The situation at the sites of the Independence Movement remaining overseas, due to the pandemic, is also not very good. The more serious it is, the more attention we should pay,” the professor stressed.

For the past 11 years, actress Song Hye-kyo and Professor Seo have donated Korean guides, Korean signboards, and supported works to historical sites of the Korean Independence Movement abroad whenever there is a historical anniversary.

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