The story of Korean immigration to Hawai'i is also the story of America. People fleeing poverty or oppression, looking only for the chance to work hard, to dream, to build a better life.

One hundred years ago today, the first Koreans arrived in Hawai'i, speaking little English and carrying only a few possessions. Among those were their faith, pride and ingenuity.

From this threadbare beginning have come five generations of Korean Americans, now numbering nearly 24,000 in Hawai'i, with thousands more on the Mainland.

Inside this special section are the remembrances of five Hawai'i families. Their stories of love, sacrifice, hard work and accomplishment are uniquely Korean, uniquely American. MORE>>

THE TALE OF FIVE FAMILIES: Moon | Kim | Woo | Lee | Choi
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