Immigrants in the United States

These narrators were among approximately 25,000 immigrants who came to the United States from 1950 through 1968.  They were in their early twenties, and they left their war-torn homeland and their families behind in search of better opportunities.  They arrived as students and young professionals, settled here, became U.S. citizens and raised American families. 

Click on a video below to hear about a narrator's experiences during this time period:

Kook Dong Pae shares an experience from his early days in the United States, in 1955.  Running time 3:36.

Chan Il Chung shares his memories of his arrival in the United States and his first impressions of the country.  Running time 4:03.