Emma is best remembered as the author of The New Colossus, the poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty. During her lifetime Emma wrote popular poetry, boldly stepped outside her role as a woman, worked hard for rights and acceptance of newly arriving immigrants, and challenged the prejudice against her religion, Judaism. The traveling exhibit “Emma Lazarus: Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience” was displayed at Drake Library from January 3rd to February 28th, 2012. “Emma Lazarus: Voice of Liberty, Voice of Conscience” was developed by Nextbook Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting Jewish literature, culture and ideas, and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Foundation and an anonymous donor, with additional support from “Tablet,” a daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas and culture.

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Submissions from 2013

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History of Statue of Liberty 1, Wendy S. Prince

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History of Statue of Liberty 2, Wendy S. Prince

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History of Statue of Liberty 3, Wendy S. Prince Ms

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The New Colossus, Wendy S. Prince Ms

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The New Colossus - Hand written by Emma, Wendy S. Prince Ms

Submissions from 2012

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Emma Lazarus Poetry Contest 3rd Prize, Alyse Gardner

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Emma Lazarus Poetry Contest 2nd Prize, Lucia Jutsum

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Emma Lazarus Poetry Contest 1st Prize, Danielle McLymond

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Emma Lazarus event flyer 1, Wendy S. Prince

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Emma Lazarus event flyer 2, Wendy S. Prince

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Emma Lazarus event flyer 3, Wendy S. Prince

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Emma Lazarus event flyer 4, Wendy S. Prince

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Exhibit Praises Unsung Poet and Advocate, Liz Richards