Jersey City in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
“Mother of Exiles”
Between 1886 and 1924, 14 million immigrants entered America through New York. The Statue of Liberty was a reassuring sign that they had arrived in the land of their dreams. To these anxious newcomers, the Statue’s uplifted torch did not suggest “enlightenment,” as her creators intended, but rather, “welcome.”
Over time, the Statue of Liberty emerged as Emma Lazarus’ “Mother of Exiles,” a symbol of hope to generations of immigrants.
Erected by National Park Service.
Location. 40° 41.39′ N, 74° 2.784′ W. Marker is in Jersey City, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Marker is located on Liberty Island, near the food concession area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Jersey City NJ 07304, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emma Lazarus (here, next to this marker); “The New Colossus” (here, next to this marker); Bartholdi (a few steps from this marker); The New Colossus (a few steps from New York Sculptures (a few steps from this marker); Inside the Statue (a few steps from this marker); Symbolism (a few steps from this marker); Statue Facts (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Jersey City.
More about this marker. The marker contains an image of the Statue of Liberty and a photograph of a group of immigrants.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on November 8, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.