Emma Lazarus (1849-1887) was a disciple of Ralph Waldo Emerson and a great poet in her own right. "The New Colossus" was written in 1883 to raise funds for the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. It was added to the base of the statue in 1903.
A poem from Emma Lazarus's 1871 collection Ademtus and Other Poems
A poem by Emma Lazarus on the base of the Statue of Liberty.
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