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Kate Hershiser Park Kum Young was born in Seoul, Korea and was relinquished to Eastern Child Welfare Orphanage. In 1976 she was adopted by an American couple, Mason & Sharon Hershiser and spent her childhood growing up in Detroit. In 1997, she spent a year in Seoul, where she intensely studied Korean language, culture, and traditional arts. As an adoptee returning to her motherland, Kate Hershiser Park Kum Young faced many obstacles including cultural and language barriers, prejudices, and racism as a jae-mi kyopo (a Korean-American).


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Official Website: http://www.pbs.org/pov/pov2000/firstpersonplural/voices/khershiser.html

 
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