Dosan (島山) Ahn, Changho (安昌浩) (1876 - 1938) is a Korean American pioneer who immigrated to SF in the early 1900s. He was a Korean independence activist and a leader of the Korean-American immigrants. He first settled in San Francisco's Chinatown with his wife, Helen. When Japan occupied Korea and took over control, he fought against Japan for Korea’s independence. He established the Young Korean Academy(흥사단, 興士團) in SF in 1913. He also was a founding member of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Korea in Shanghai in 1919. He also wrote the lyrics of the Korean national anthem at SF Korean United Methodist Church at 1123 Powell Street. This church was sold and now it is Quong Ming Jade Emperor Palace.
With sponsorship from ESJF and SF Korean School, Dosan’s grandson Philip Cuddy is invited to talk about the legacy that his grandfather left in San Francisco.
St Michael Catholic Church
32 Broad Street, San Francisco
Date: March 10, 2018
Time: 4PM – 6PM