Lift a Lamp for Emma Lazarus
It’s the ‘The New Colossus’ poet’s birthday
Happy birthday to Emma Lazarus, born July 22, 1849. She was a feminist, an activist, and, above all, an internationally renowned poet.
There are spectacular views of the Statue of Liberty from The Museum of Jewish Heritage in lower Manhattan, where a new exhibit opens this October in commemoration of Lazarus’ contributions to the formation of the American character.
If you can’t get to New York City, a newly-launched panel exhibit (created by the American Library Association in conjunction with Nextbook Press) is traveling to libraries around the country through early 2012, And, of course, no matter where you are, you can learn more about Lazarus by reading Esther Schor’s biography, published by Nextbook Press.