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Palisades Park

(Encyclopedia) Palisades Park, residential borough (1990 pop. 14,536), Bergen co., NE N.J.; inc. 1899. Palisades Park is notable for its proportionally high Korean-American population.

Paik, Nam June

(Encyclopedia) Paik, Nam June näm jo͞on pīk [key], 1932–2006, Korean-American artist, widely considered the founder of video art, b. Seoul, studied art and music at Tokyo Univ. and in…

Kim, Jim Yong

(Encyclopedia) Kim, Jim Yong, 1959–, Korean-American physician, university administrator, and global health specialist, b. Seoul, grad. Brown (A.B., 1982), Harvard (M.D., 1991, Ph.D.,…

Benjamin N. Smith, 1999 News

21, white supremacist, went on a shooting spree over the Fourth of July weekend, targeting minorities in Bloomington, Ind., and Chicago. He shot and killed Ricky Byrdsong, 43, an African-…

Chang-Rae Lee Biography

Chang-Rae Lee novelistBorn: July 29, 1965 Birthplace: Seoul, Korea A second-generation Korean American, Lee immigrated to the United States with his family when he was 3 years old. He was…

Daniel Dae Kim Biography

Korean American actorBorn: August 4, 1968Birthplace: Pusan, South Korea Born in Korea, Daniel Dae Kim moved to the United States with his family when he was only two…

Bertha Holt 2000 Deaths

Bertha HoltAge: 96 adoption advocate whose efforts to adopt abandoned Korean-American war orphans led to the 1955 Bill for Relief of Certain War Orphans, which allowed American families to…

Timeline of Worldwide School and Mass Shootings

Gun-related tragedies in the U.S. and around the world The following table lists notable worldwide mass and school shootings from 1996 to the present. What distinguishes mass shootings from other…