Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles
A Companion Walking Tour
Produced in conjunction with the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust’s exhibit Emma Lazarus: Poet of Exiles, this companion mobile tour is a wonderful way to see New York through the eyes of one of its most fascinating residents, Emma Lazarus. We invite the public to walk in her footsteps and experience nineteenth-century New York in a very contemporary way.
Using excerpts from Emma’s lively correspondences and works, listeners will come to know her literary life, her social circles, and her groundbreaking message for immigrants. The tour is narrated by Julianna Margulies and includes a reading by Meryl Streep of “The New Colossus”—Emma’s famous poem at the base of the Statue of Liberty.
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