“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-tossed, to me:
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
— Emma Lazarus
A tribute to Emma Lazarus, the woman who penned the famous sonnet “The New Colossus” in 1883 which “with time and the help of a friend, a composer, and the voices of schoolchildren across the country—shape the hearts and minds of a whole nation. It would forever declare that the Statue of Liberty and her torch stand as a welcome to immigrants and that the United Sates of America is a country that cares about those who come to our shores.”