MetroFocus Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles
The Museum of Jewish Heritage considers the sonnet engraved inside the Statue of Liberty. Details
Episode: Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles
"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses..." The emblematic sonnet engraved inside the Statue of Liberty was written in 1883 by Emma Lazarus, a Jewish New Yorker of Portuguese descent. On the statue's 125th anniversary, a film produced by Andrea Simon for an exhibit at New York's Museum of Jewish Heritage explores what the statue symbolizes today.
Premiere Date: 10/27/2011
Episode Expires: Never
TV Rating: NR
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