Emma Lazarus On Freedom

276B4A39-35D2-4F1A-88E3-BFE5346D8047Emma Lazarus (July 22, 1849 – November 19, 1887)

Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!


Inscription on the base of the Statue Of Liberty from a time when America welcomed immigrants.