Her words are carved into the Statue of Liberty, but little is known about the poet Emma Lazarus. Join Kojo for the story of the woman who wrote the phrase, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”


  • Esther Schor Author, Emma Lazarus (NextBook/Schocken); English Professor, Princeton University

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