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July 22, 1849

“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!” ‘The New Colossus’ by Emma Lazarus

Emma Lazarus American poet was born.

Emma Lazarus was an American poet, writer, translator, and Georgist from New York City. She wrote the sonnet The New Colossus in 1883, which includes “lines of world-wide welcome”.

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