Campus lawn in front of campus Art Center
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It was on this grassy area that the Korean Summer Encampment movement (1910, 1911, 1912) took place. In the minds of the individuals who organized the movement, the purpose of these camps was to train young men in the military arts, so that at some future time they would be equipped to overthrow the Japanese authority then occupying their homeland. The photograph included with this report shows Syngman Rhee (future president of the Republic of Korea) relaxing with a few of the 30-40 students who attended the Korean Summer Encampment sessions.