The New Colossus

Emma Lazarus (1849 -1887)

Read by Julia Moore, temporary Business and Development Assistant (April-October 2014).

"The New Colossus" is a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus (1849–1887), written in 1883. In 1903, the poem was engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the lower level of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.


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