Courtesy of Emma Lazarus and the Statue of Liberty.
This poem is such a big deal. It's a big deal for feminism, because it's a woman's words inscribed on one of the most identifiable, historic landmarks in the world. That someone could look out onto America and see this vision still, or ever, is either a case of remarkable faith or remarkable naivete.
Also, this poem was America flipping the New Jersey state bird to Europe via Ms. Lazarus.
Created: Apr 18, 2010Audio Media