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Emma Lazarus

 
 
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By Richard E. Miller, March 27, 2010
1. Emma Lazarus Marker
Inscription.
Tribute to
Emma Lazarus

Poet Patriot
author of The New Colossus,
the sonnet inscribed on the Statue of Liberty

The New Colossus

Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame
with conquering limbs astride from land to land
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
a mighty woman with a torch whose flame
is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon hand
glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
the air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame,
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
with silent lips, “Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to be free,
the wretched refuse of your teeming shores.
Send these, the homeless, tempest tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

Presented by the
Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations, Inc.
on the occasion of the
American Jewish Tercentenary

This foundation stone is the gift of the
State of Israel

 
Erected 1954 by Federation of Jewish Women’s Organizations, Inc.
 
Location. 40° 42.219′ N, 74° 
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By Richard E. Miller, March 27, 2010
2. Emma Lazarus Marker
1.043′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Battery Place. Touch for map. Marker is south of the Battery Place/West Street intersection, in Battery Park between the Garden of Remembrance and the Castle Clinton National Monument. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Norwegian Maritime Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); History of the Battery Wall (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery Wall Discovery (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lives of Castle Clinton: (within shouting distance of this marker); American Merchant Mariners' Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Manning Castle Clinton’s 28 guns (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Korean War Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); History of Pier A (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Also see . . .  The Battery: Emma Lazarus Memorial Plaque. The official Parks Department description of the memorial. (Submitted on December 12, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
"Emma Lazarus in bowtie outfit." <http://jwa.org/node/8147> (April 1, 2010). image. Click for full size.
3. "Emma Lazarus in bowtie outfit." <http://jwa.org/node/8147> (April 1, 2010).
 
 
Additional keywords. poetry; immigration; Jewish Americans
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicNotable PlacesWomen
 
Emma Lazarus Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, December 11, 2018
4. Emma Lazarus Marker
The marker is almost impossible to visit now, as it is surrounded by the barricades for Liberty Island boat screenings.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 751 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 1, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   4. submitted on December 11, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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