The New Colossus

Sonnet by Emma Lazarus, inscribed at the Statue of Liberty / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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"The New Colossus" is a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus (1849–1887). She wrote the poem in 1883 to raise money for the construction of a pedestal for the Statue of Liberty (Liberty Enlightening the World).[2] In 1903, the poem was cast onto a bronze plaque and mounted inside the pedestal's lower level.

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The New Colossus
New_Colossus_manuscript_Lazarus.jpg
Emma Lazarus's manuscript for "The New Colossus"
Created1883
LocationStatue of Liberty, Liberty Island, New York City[1]
Author(s)Emma Lazarus
PurposeTo raise money for construction of the statue's pedestal
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